James Dwyer

May 17, 1894

Born in Liverpool, England


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 420

Ø  Next of kin given as Mary Ann Dwyer, 44 Wolfe St., Liverpool, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to “D” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “B” Company

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


Feb 17, 1915

Reported sick with sore feet and ankles.  Placed on light duties and excused from marching and provided with arch support for his boots


Mar 7, 1915

Admitted to the Queen Street Military Hospital in Kingston with an unspecified wound to his side


Mar 11, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


Apr 16, 1915

Medical Board in Kingston notes

Ø  Man has flat feet

Ø  Patient is unable to do route marches due to sore feet and ankles

Ø  His condition was not caused by his service, but is aggravated by marching

Ø  Board recommends that he discharged from active service


May 4, 1915

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion and discharged from the CEF as Medically Unfit


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