Frederick James Deyell

Sep 22, 1893

Born in Alameda, Saskatchewan to William Thomas Alexander and Abigail (nee Thomson) Deyell


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59261 (temporary number 746)

Ø  Next of kin given as William Deyell, father, South Monaghan, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as farmer

Ø  No previous military service given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

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


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


Jun 11, 1915

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Canadian Hospital in Shorncliffe with a diagnosis that reads Influenza.  He claimed to have become ill while onboard the ship.  One report records Scarlet Fever, but this was in error


Jul 9, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 29, 1915

Proceeded on the Bombing Course


Feb 2, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza.  He was transferred to the Divisional Rest Station in Godewaersvelde, France


Feb 12, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Apr 8, 1916

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Trench Mortar Battery for temporary duty


Feb 7, 1917

While the 21st Battalion was in billets in Marles les Mines, France, Corporal Deyell became ill and was initially treated by the Medical Officer


Feb 8, 1917

Admitted to the No. 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a diagnosis that reads Trench Fever


Feb 10, 1917

Transferred to the No. 2 Australian General Hospital in Boulogne with a diagnosis that reads Rheumatism.  This was later changed to read Trench Fever


Feb 12, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydell


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Wharncliffe War Hospital, Middlewood Rd., Sheffield

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Mar 11, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Apr 17, 1917

Transferred to the King’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Bushey Park, Hampton Hills


May 10, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Bearwood Park, Wokingham


Jun 19, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jun 29, 1917

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Feb 8, 1918

Granted permission to marry


Mar 2, 1918

Married to Elizabeth Jane Cook in Lambeth, London, England


Apr 28, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Acting Corporal with pay


May 13, 1919

Attached to the 2nd CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Jun 27, 1919

Fred Deyell embarked the SS Metagama with his wife



Jul 6, 1919

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Jul 8, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Quebec City, Quebec

Ø  Rank on discharge Corporal

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 329058

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Millbrook, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at RR #1 South Mountain, Ontario.  (I believe this should have read South Monaghan, not South Mountain)


Jul 1, 1921

The 1921 Canadian Census shows Fred and Elizabeth Deyell living in South Monaghan, Ontario


Jul 9, 1967

Frederick James Deyell died in Croydon, Surrey, England


Dec 9, 1983

Elizabeth Jane Deyell died in Enderby, British Columbia and was buried in the Cliffside Cemetery there.



The Memorial Wall in Peterborough, Ontario honours the service of
Frederick James Deyell



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