Everett Henry Draper, DCM



Oct 28, 1896

Born at Belhaven, York County, Ontario


Mar 9, 1916

Attested into the 168th Battalion at Tillsonburg Ontario 

Ø      Number 675739

Ø      Next of Kin given as Francis H Draper (father) of Springford Ontario

o       Mother’s name Sophia Draper

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Baptist or Congregationalist


Jun 21, 1916

Admitted to London Military Hospital with suspected Measles


Jun 23, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Nov 1, 1916

Embarked the RMS Lapland at Halifax for England



Nov 11, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 5, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) 168th Battalion on transfer to the 39th Battalion


Jan 4, 1917

SOS 39th Battalion on transfer to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 1, 1917

SOS 6th Reserve Battalion on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Feb 2, 1917

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


Feb 21, 1917

Left CBD to join the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Feb 24, 1917

Joined 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Mar 3, 1917

Left 2nd Entrenching Battalion to join the 21st Battalion


Mar 6, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


May 3, 1917

Promoted to Corporal


Jun 1, 1917

Reduced in rank to Acting Lance Corporal without pay 

I could find no reason for the reduction in rank, but the date is recorded in 3 different places including the pay sheets


Dec 8, 1917

Promoted to Sergeant


Dec 12, 1917

Granted 14 days leave in England


Dec 28, 1917

Rejoined battalion from leave


Oct 11, 1918

Reported wounded


Oct 12, 1918

Admitted to No 18 General Hospital with a GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to left arm 

Wound excised and sutured


Oct 15, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Stad Antwerpen


Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) 

Admitted to Queen Alexandra Hospital London (Metropolitan Hospital) 

Nov 8, 1918

Transferred to CCH (Canadian Convalescent Hospital) at Bearwood


Nov 20, 1918

Discharged from CCH Bearwood 

Attached to the 1st CCD (Casualty Company Depot) for Physical Training etc


Jan 14, 1919

Transferred to 6th Reserve Battalion and posted to the 1st CCD


Jan 16, 1919

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, London Gazette #31128



Jan 18, 1919

On Command to CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) Kinmel Park, Rhyl, pending return to Canada


Jan 24, 1919

SOS the OMFC (Overseas Military Force Canada) on transfer to MD 1, Canada


Jan 29, 1919

Embarked the SS Baltic at Liverpool for Canada


TOS MD #1, London Ontario


Feb 5, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax, Canada and proceeded by train to London Ontario


Feb 8, 1919

Posted to MD #1 Casualty Company and granted leave with subsistence until February 26, 1919


Mar 3, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at London Ontario on demobilization 

Ø      Intended address on discharge – Bracebridge Ontario

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A”, No 245148 issued 

Ø      British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to last address given, 1120 Hudson Ave., Detroit Mich.  USA



From the January 1933 issue of the Communiqué


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