Joseph Dion MC


Jan 27, 1892

Born in Ottawa Ontario


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59264 (temporary number 853)

Ø      Next of Kin given as Priscilla Dion of 53 Baird (Bard ?) St, Ottawa Ontario

o       Later changed to 32 Baird St.

Ø      Previous occupation given as “Chauffeur”

Ø      Previous military experience given as 43 DCOR “Duke of Connaught’s Own Rangers”

Ø      Religion given as “Roman Catholic”


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


Sep 15, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone and disembarked at Boulogne France


Mar 9, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal to replace L/Cpl Brown (59107)


May 15, 1916

Promoted to Corporal to replace Cpl T James (59501)


Sep 15, 1916

Wounded at the Somme (shrapnel wound to left buttock)


Sep 19, 1916

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, with a shrapnel wound to his left buttock.  Shrapnel removed and piece kept by soldier


Sep 24, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Center) Folkestone


Sep 26, 1916

Transferred to the Northumberland War Hospital, Gosforth, Newcastle on Tyne


Dec 15, 1916

Surgery performed to remove bone fragments


Jan 27, 1917

Transferred to the Convalescent Hospital at Hillingdon House, Uxbridge


Mar 1, 1917

Transferred to Granville Canadian Hospital, Ramsgate


Mar 2, 1917

Granted sick leave for 10 days


Mar 10, 1917

SOS (Struck Off Strength) CCAC on transfer to EORD


Mar 11, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Folkestone


Mar 16, 1917

Medical Board at PPCRCCH (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital), Ramsgate 

Ø      Complains of pain in left leg

Ø      Pressure on healed shrapnel wound in left buttock causes pain just above the knee

Ø      Left calf slightly smaller than right

Ø      Board recommend that man be employed driving motor cars


Mar 18, 1917

Transferred to Princess Patricia’s Red Cross Canadian Hospital, Ramsgate


Mar 22, 1917

Reported to EORD on discharge from hospital


Nov 13, 1917

On Command to OTC (Officer Training Corps), Fleet Hants pending Commission


Mar 26, 1918

Granted a Temporary Commission in the Rifle Brigade BEF and is SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force Canada) and is discharged from the CEF 

Address on discharge – 23 Parsons Green, London, SW6, England


Dec 10, 1919

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #31680


Note: this was awarded for action while he was a member of the British Imperial Army


Oct 14, 1933

Deceased in Ottawa from illness

An obituary from the January 1934 issue of the Communiqué


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