George E. Eagle

Jun 24, 1894

Born in Saginaw, Michigan, USA to Elijah and Sarah Ellen (nee Thompson) Eagle


Apr 1, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59285 (temporary number 1353)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Ellen Eagle, mother, Cochrane, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Machinist

Ø  Previous military experience given as 42nd Regiment, Canadian Militia for 2 months

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to the Depot Company and employed in the Signals Section

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


Aug 28, 1915

Posted to the Signal Section of “C” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Aug 12, 1916

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), a fever without a known cause.  More commonly referred to as Trench Fever.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance


Aug 15, 1916

Transferred to the 2nd DRS (Division Rest Station) at the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance


Aug 18, 1916

Private Eagle was discharged from hospital care and rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in Ridgewood, Belgium


Dec 29, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 9, 1917

Granted extension of his leave until January 12, 1917


Jan 14, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Apr 9, 1917

Private Eagle received a bullet wound to his back almost as soon as he went over the top for the advance on Vimy Ridge in France.  He was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to a casualty clearing station for treatment where surgery was performed to remove the bullet


Apr 10, 1917

Transferred to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, France and placed on the seriously ill list


Apr 18, 1917

Removed from the seriously ill list and invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


On arrival in England he was admitted to the St. Luke’s War Hospital, Halifax

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


May 16, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jun 8, 1917

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


Jun 29, 1917

Admitted to the Military Hospital in Eastbourne with a diagnosis that reads Chronic Bronchitis


Aug 9, 1917

Attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for PT (Physical Training)

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot while in hospital


Oct 11, 1917

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


Apr 29, 1918

Medical Board at Seaford notes

Ø  Man complains of chest pain and dizziness

Ø  Board recommends “hardening”


Jan 3, 1919

Attached to the Military District No. 2 “C” Wing, CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp), Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic in Southampton



Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario and Taken On Strength No. 2 District Depot in Toronto


Jan 21, 1919

Granted leave until February 7, 1919


Feb 19, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 85148

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 152 Belview Ave., Hamilton, Ontario


Nov 25, 1919

Married to Gladys Jessie Milman in Hamilton, Ontario

Following marriage, the couple moved to Saginaw, Michigan where he found employment as a furniture salesman

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 522 Genesee St., Saginaw, Michigan, USA


May 23, 1955

George Eagle died while a patient in the Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario and was buried in the Oakwood Mausoleum, Houghton Lake, Michigan, USA

The obituary published in the summer 1955 issue of the Communiqué, the post war newsletter of the 21st Battalion Association



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