John Edgar Clement



Apr 16, 1893

Born at Avon Ontario


Dec 29, 1917

Medical performed under the MSA (Military Service Act)


Mar 13, 1918

Drafted under the MSA into the 1st Depot Battalion of the EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) 

Ø      Number 3057304

Ø      Next of kin given as Harry Clement (father) of RR No 1 Springfield Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation School Teacher

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Apr 17, 1918

Embarked the HMT Toloa with the 4th Draft of the 1st Depot Battalion, EOR



Apr 28, 1918

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Seaford Camp 

On arrival at Seaford, was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion


Sep 26, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Sep 27, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Sep 28, 1918

Arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Oct 3, 1918

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion on posting to the 44th Battalion 

It is apparent that he never physically joined the 21st Battalion, but was transferred while at the CC Rein C


Oct 4, 1918

TOS the 44th Battalion


Oct 6, 1918

Joined the 44th Battalion in the field 

He was part of a draft of 98 Other Ranks to join the Battalion on that day


Apr 26, 1919

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Apr 27, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 28, 1919

TOS “E” Wing at Bramshott pending return to Canada


May 28, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Liverpool



Jun 4, 1919

Disembarked at Montreal and proceeded to London Ontario


Jun 6, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at London Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 262980

Ø      Rank on discharge Pte

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge RR No 1 Springfield, Elgin County, Ontario


Jul 23, 1919

Married to Ann Jane Cassidy at Cooper Ontario


Nov 27, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to him at RR# 1 Belmont Ontario


Oct 10, 1928

Died at Belmont, Elgin County, Ontario of Leukemia 

Buried in the Avon Ontario Cemetery 

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