George Allan Chater

With thanks to Bob Richardson for assistance with the research


Aug 14, 1894

Born at Guelph Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59155 (temporary number 407)

Ø      Next of kin given as Walter G Chater (father) of 8 Irwin Court, River Ave, Winnipeg Manitoba

Ø      Previous occupation given as Automobile Agent

Ø      Previous military experience given as 19th Lincoln Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company


Jan 15, 1915

Appointed to provisional rank of Lance Cpl without pay


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent 

To draw pay for rank of L/Cpl


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of L/Cpl


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Jan 26, 1916

Promoted to rank of Cpl to replace Cpl G Lawson 59570, who was promoted to rank of Sgt


Mar 22, 1916

Received shrapnel wound to groin and admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) 

Transferred same day to the Divisional Rest Station at No 6 CFA


Mar 25, 1916

Transferred to No 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) and diagnosis now reads Otitis Media which is an infection of the middle ear


Mar 26, 1916

Transferred via No 15 AT (Ambulance Transport) and admitted to No 3 Canadian General Hospital at Boulogne


Apr 17, 1916

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


May 11, 1916

Transferred to No 14 General Hospital at Wimereux with Scabies


May 24, 1916

Discharged to duty with the Base Details at Boulogne


Jun 3, 1916

Left Base Depot to join unit


Jun 7, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve at Dickebusch


Sep 15, 1916

Admitted to No 5 British Red Cross Hospital at Wimereux with diagnosis of PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) which is a fever

Sep 27, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis


Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Sep 28, 1916

Admitted to No 1 Western Hospital at Liverpool


Oct 11, 1916

Discharged from hospital to CCAC


Oct 16, 1916

Admitted to CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) St Leonard’s, at Woodcote Park, Epsom 

Diagnosis now reads Trench Fever


Nov 13, 1916

Discharged from St Leonard’s and reported to CCAC Shoreham and assigned to CCD Shoreham for PT (Physical Training)


Dec 27, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) CCTB (Canadian Corps Training Battalion) at Hastings


Feb 1, 1917

TOS CCAC at Hastings


Feb 14, 1917

On Command to 1st CCTB Hastings for completion of discharge papers


Feb 16, 1917

On Command to CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) for discharge


Mar 5, 1917

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Liverpool England



Mar 16, 1917

Disembarked at Saint John New Brunswick


Mar 21, 1917

Discharged from the CEF at Quebec City and proceeded to Kingston Ontario to receive Commission and assignment to the 254th Battalion being formed at Belleville Ontario


Apr 10, 1917

Discharge at Quebec is cancelled and discharged at Kingston Ontario at his own request without the Commission being granted


May 20, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 26 Laburnum Ave, Toronto Ontario 

It appears that the medals were returned


Sep 12, 1921

Medals were sent to 490 Windermere Ave Toronto Ontario


Sep 18, 1922

Marriage permit issued to marry Beatrice Elizabeth Donald at Preston Ontario 

Intended residence after marriage 491 Windermere Ave, Toronto Ontario 

Her occupation is listed as School Teacher


Aug 1958

Above is from the August 1958 Communiqué, the post war newsletter of the 21st Battalion Association


Apr 1968

Died at Toronto Ontario


George Chater's medals
medals photo supplied by John Sargeant

On Durie Street in Toronto Ontario there is a small park named after George Chater.  Above is a summer and fall view of the park

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