Joseph T Dutton

Photos and information supplied by family member, Stephen Ellacott


On the left is a photo of the championship football team that he played with at Tunstall England in 1906.  Joseph is second from the left in the third row.


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Above is the Cabin List for the RMS Parisian, the ship that Joseph Dutton traveled on when he left his home country to settle in Canada, March 21st, 1907.  On the right is a log of the miles traveled per day.
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Joseph Dutton (on the left) at his job as a carpentry foreman prior to the outbreak of WW1
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Above is a postcard sent
home November 18, 1914.
It shows Kingston's Old Fort Henry.
Note the spelling on the front of the card.


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Above are the first 2 pages of a diary that was started, which covers the time he enlisted up to November 24, 1915
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Above is a postcard sent home from Kingston which shows the Battalion's Headquarters building, the Kingston Armouries

Above is a postcard sent home on the day the battalion sailed from Montreal aboard the RMS Metagama,
May 6, 1915


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Above are 2 photos taken in the practice trenches dug on Tollsford Hill, near the West Sandling Camp.  On the right, L/Col WSP Hughes, the Commanding Officer, is seen relaxing.
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Above is a Christmas Card sent home in 1915 to his daughter, Ethel, whom he had never seen.  She was born the first week in May, 1915, just prior to the Battalion leaving for England.
She died May 6, 1916 without ever knowing her father.


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Above he is pictured in his 21st Battalion uniform,
in France in 1916. 
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Here he is pictured (on the left) with 2 of his friends in 1916
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Above is a photo of the cooks at "G" Wing, at the Canadian Concentration Camp in 1919.
Sgt JT Dutton is in the second row, 4th from the right
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This is a page that was taken from the notepad of a friend, Cpl CE Fowler (also of the 21st Battalion), which shows the amount of rations allowed per man.   The time period is not specified, but I suspect it is per day, and scaled down from the allowable for 100 men.



Joseph Dutton, on his retirement, became the Lockmaster at Healey Falls, near Campbellford.  As was common at the time, the Lockmaster lived at the lock.   While living there, his son Bobby, drowned while playing.  Ernest Sutton (a 21st Bttn member) was a pallbearer at the funeral.

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Astride his son's motorcycle in his old uniform at the outbreak of WWll.  The picture was taken at the Stockade in Old Fort Henry at Kingston Ontario, where his son-in-law was the Supply Sgt.


JT Dutton
May, 1945
A certificate presented to JT Dutton in appreciation from the people of Ypres, Belgium.





Nov 21, 1879

Born in England


Nov 18, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59282 (temporary number 60)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Hanna Jane Dutton (wife) of Grand Drive, Campbellford Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Forman

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal 



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkstone for France


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne


Jun 29, 1916

Wounded and admitted to 1st CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with shrapnel wound to head


Jun 30, 1916

Transferred to No 4 CFA


Jul 1, 1916

Transferred to No 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jul 2, 1916

Transferred via No 2 “AT” (Ambulance Transport) to No 14, Stationary Hospital at Boulogne with a shrapnel wound to the head


Jul 3, 1916

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Hospital at Boulogne


Jul 10, 1916

Discharged from hospital to Base Details


Jul 13, 1916

Posted to  “A” Depot at No 3 General Base Depot


Aug 5, 1916

Left CBD for 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Sep 1, 1916

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Corporal with pay and attached to the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Sep 23, 1916

To be Acting Cpl with pay


Dec 30, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 11, 1917

At duty from leave


Mar 30, 1917

Proceeded to Cooking School


Apr 21, 1917

Passed the 6th Cooking Course with “Very good thorough knowledge of cooking”.


Jul 9, 1917

Appointed Acting Sgt with pay


Sep 15, 1917

Reverts to permanent grade of Pte


Nov 18, 1917

Awarded “Good Conduct Badge”


Dec 28, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 5, 1918

Recorded as “still with CCRC” (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Jan 12, 1918

Rejoined CCRC from leave


Feb 22, 1918

SOS (Struck Off Strength) 21st Battalion on transfer to CCRC


Feb 23, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) CCRC and appointed Acting Sgt Cook with pay to complete establishment


Mar 9, 1918

Acting as Sgt Cook at Canadian Corps Staging Depot


Jan 7, 1919

TOS “G” Wing CCC at Bramshott and posted to General Depot of Permanent Corps


Jan 21, 1919

Appointed Sgt Cook with pay


Jan 28, 1919

Transferred to CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) “G” Wing in Witley England


Jun 10, 1919

SOS Permanent Corps on transfer to “A” Wing pending return to Canada


Jun 28, 1919

SOS OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) on sailing for Canada 

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Southampton


TOS MD #2 Toronto


Jul 4, 1919

Disembarked in Canada


Jul 6, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto 

Ø      Awarded War Service Badge Class “A” No 318629

Ø      Proposed address on discharge – Campbellford Ontario


Apr 25, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to Campbellford Ontario



Deceased at Campbellford Ontario 


Christ Church Anglican Cemetery
Campbellford ON



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