Joseph Clement



Dec 29, 1886

Born at St Joseph County, New Brunswick


Jun 15, 1915

The 55th Battalion was moved to the Valcartier Camp, Quebec but retained the recruiting office in Sussex New Brunswick


Jun 23, 1915

Attested into the 55th Battalion at Sussex New Brunswick 

Ø      Number 445079

Ø      Next of kin given as Peter Clement, father, of St Leolin New Brunswick

Ø      Previous occupation given as laborer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic 

Although not recorded in the file, the assumption is that he proceeded to the Valcartier Camp shortly after Attesting


Oct 30, 1915

Embarked the SS Corsican at Montreal Quebec



Nov 9, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Apr 17, 1916

Admonished for overstaying pass by 1 day and forfeits 1 day’s pay


Apr 23, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion and embarked for France


Apr 24, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


May 13, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


May 15, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the T & R trenches near Scottish Wood.  Pte Clement most likely joined the rear party several miles behind the lines and would have been posted to a Company when they were relieved from the front line later that evening and proceeded to the “B” Camp.


Sep 14, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Sep 25, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Sep 28, 1917

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred same day to the No 10 CFA diagnosed with Gonorrhea


Oct 10, 1917

Transferred to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Oct 11, 1917

Transferred via No 6 AT (Ambulance Train)


Oct 12, 1917

Admitted to No 51 General Hospital at Etaples 

Forfeits Field Allowance and is placed under stoppage of pay for 50¢ per day from October 12 to November 10, 1917


Nov 10, 1917

Transferred to No 4 Stationary Hospital at Arques, St Omer 

Forfeits Field Allowance and is placed under stoppage of pay for 50¢ per day from November 11 to December 14, 1917


Dec 14, 1917

Discharged from hospital to Base Details at St Omer and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Dec 21, 1917

Proceeded to CCRD (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Mar 12, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Billets at Gouy-Servins undergoing training exercises and participating in sporting events


Apr 30, 1918

Transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CMGC (Canadian Machine Gun Corps)


May 15, 1918

TOS 2nd Battalion CMGC


Aug 27, 1918

Received shrapnel wounds to left shoulder and admitted to No 8 CFA and transferred same day to the CCS


Aug 28, 1918

Transferred via No 29 Ambulance Transport and admitted to No 12 Stationary Hospital at St Pol


Aug 29, 1918

Transferred to No 4 General Hospital at Camiers


Aug 31, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples


Sep 1, 1918

Transferred to No 12 Convalescent Depot at Aubengue near Wimeruex


Sep 9, 1918

Transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot at Ecault


Sep 14, 1918

Discharged to Garrison Duty


Sep 16, 1918

TOS CGB (Canadian Garrison Base?)


Sep 24, 1918

Left CGB and arrived at CCRC


Oct 1, 1918

Transferred to the 1st Battalion CMGC


Oct 2, 1918

Joined the 1st Battalion CMGC and TOS


Nov 12, 1918

Granted leave to England


Dec 2, 1918

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Mar 18, 1919

Proceeded to England with the Battalion


Apr 14, 1919

TOS “H” Wing District Depot No 7, at the CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) 

Embarked the SS Olympic at Southampton



Apr 21, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to St John New Brunswick


Apr 22, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at St John New Brunswick 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 264671

Ø      Rank on discharge Pte

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Campbellton New Brunswick


May 2, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Campbellton New Brunswick


Dec 1, 1959

Deceased at Dalhousie New Brunswick 

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