Henry Thomas Deane
with Bar

Sep 25, 1885

Born at Dursley in Gloucestershire England


Nov 3, 1914

To be CQMS (Company Quartermaster Sergeant) in 21st Battalion


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59248 (temporary number 371)

Ø      Next of Kin given as Miss Maude Deane (sister) of 17 Clearmont New Castle-on-Tyne England

Ø      Occupation given as “Machinist”

Ø      Previous military experience given as Gloucestershire 42nd Regiment, 9 years

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Slight Varicose veins were noted in both legs, but not severe enough to disallow him from service.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the SS Metagama at Montreal for England



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp near Hythe


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in appointment to CQMS


Sep 14, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Jan 11, 1916

Promoted to WO2 (Warrant Officer 2nd Class) and appointed as CSM (Coy Sgt Major) to replace CSM Swaine who received a commission


Feb 21, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Mar 8, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Influenza


Mar 10, 1916

Transferred to Divisional Rest Station at 6 CFA


Mar 14, 1916

Discharged to duty


Jan 1, 1917

Granted a Temporary Commission as Lieutenant and posted to 21st Battalion


Jan 4, 1917

Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette #29890


Jan 25, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Feb 6, 1917

At duty from leave


Mar 3, 1917

Attended Sniping Course

(this note was entered in the file on this date, but date and duration of course was not entered)


Jun 4, 1917

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30111



Aug 18, 1917

Received shrapnel wound to right leg


Aug 19, 1917

Admitted to No 20 General Hospital at Camiers


Aug 21, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth, and detached to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)



Aug 22, 1917

Admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital at Manchester, where the shrapnel was removed.


Oct 5, 1917

Discharged from hospital and granted 1 month leave


Nov 7, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) 6th Reserve Battalion from EORD


Dec 16, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the establishment of the 21st Battalion


Apr 15, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS 21st Battalion as a reinforcement from the 6th Reserve Battalion


Apr 20, 1918

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


May 25, 1918

Left CC Rein C to join the 21st Battalion


Aug 6, 1918

To be Temporary Captain as per London Gazette #30943


Oct 13, 1918

Admitted to No 20 General Hospital Camiers with a shrapnel wound to right elbow


Oct 14, 1918

Invalided to England and admitted to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, where the shrapnel was removed. 

Detached to the EORD


Nov 26, 1918

Admitted to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Matlock, Bath, England


Dec 3. 1918

Discharged from hospital and TOS 6th Reserve Battalion 

Granted leave until 24 December


Jan 11, 1919

Awarded Bar to Military Cross, London Gazette #31119



Feb 11, 1919

SOS 21st Battalion to 6th Reserve Battalion


Jun 23, 1919

TOS EORD from 6th Reserve Battalion


Aug 6, 1919

TOS “M” Wing for processing for Canada


Aug 10, 1919

SOS “M” Wing to CEF Canada


Aug 18, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool for Canada



Aug 26, 1919

SOS the CEF on being Demobilized



British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to his last known address at Box 135 Renfrew Ontario (date not known)


May 19, 1950

Deceased at Renfrew Ontario



Thomsonville Cemetery
Renfrew ON


The above is reproduced from the book "A Surgeon at Arms" by RJ Manion, who was the Medical Officer to the 21st Battalion


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