Albert Edward Dawe

Nov 21, 1889

Born in Cobourg, Ontario


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59245 (temporary number 253)

Ø  Attested with the rank of Colour Sergeant

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Catherine Dawe, wife, Spring St., Cobourg, Ontario

o   Address was later changed to 189 Johnson St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  Previous military experience given as Canadian Field Artillery and the Canadian Light Infantry

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “C” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “B” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Jan 30, 1915

Reduced in rank to Private


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 5, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Sep 25, 1915

Attached to the 2nd Division Mining Section for duty


Nov 1, 1915

Admitted to the Division Rest Station at Locre, Belgium with a diagnosis that reads Myalgia


Nov 7, 1915

Transferred to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance Rest Station


Nov 13, 1915

Discharged to duty


Nov 24, 1915

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from duty with the mining section


Feb 3, 1916

Transferred to the 3rd Canadian Tunneling Company


Apr 25, 1916

Forfeited 5 day’s pay for being absent


Sep 14, 1916

Admitted to the No. 88 Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Accidental Contused Perineum

An accident report was filed and it was determined the injury was not sustained while performing his military duties


Sep 15, 1916

Discharged to duty


Dec 9, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 22, 1916

Rejoined unit from leave


May 23, 1917

Sentenced to 3 days Field Punishment No.1 for being absent


Jul 18, 1917

Forfeited 5 day’s pay for having a light on after Lights Out and Gambling


Sep 19, 1917

At about 8 pm Private Dawe suffered the effects of Gas Poisoning from an enemy gas shell.  The symptoms seemed minor and he was treated by the Company’s Medical Officer


Sep 21, 1917

Admitted to the 133rd Field Ambulance with the effects of Gas Poisoning and transferred the same day to the No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station


Sep 22, 1917

Transferred via the Ambulance Train and admitted to the No. 2 Stationary Hospital in Abbeville


Oct 3, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Ontario Military Hospital in Orpington.  On admission he was complaining of sore throat, hoarse voice, coughing and soreness in his chest

Transferred to the CERD (Canadian Engineer Reinforcement Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Nov 6, 1917

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the CETD (Canadian Engineer Training Depot) in Seaford


Nov 21, 1917

Admitted to the Connaught Hospital in Aldershot with a diagnosis that reads VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Dec 15, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 21, 1918

Transferred to the CERB (Canadian Engineer Reserve Battalion)


Jun 6, 1918

Transferred to the No. 1 Tunneling Company


Jul 11, 1918

Transferred to the 7th Battalion Canadian Engineers


Dec 20, 1918

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Dec 23, 1918

Reported for duty and sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment No. 1 and forfeiture of 4 day’s pay for his absence


Jan 6, 1919

Rejoined the battalion from hospital


Jan 10, 1919

Forfeited 2 day’s pay for neglecting to feed the teams and clean a harness


Feb 15, 1919

Proceeded to England


Mar 19, 1919

Embarked the SS Cedric in Liverpool



Mar 27, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Montreal, Quebec


Mar 29, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Montreal, Quebec

Ø  Rank on discharge Sapper

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 92883

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 21 Ellis St., Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at University Ave., Cobourg, Ontario


Nov 7, 1931

Albert Dawe died and was buried in the Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Ontario



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