Edward Norman Eastman





Oct 6, 1897

Born at Winchester Ontario


Jan 29, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion at Winchester Ontario 

Ø      Number 633376

Ø      Next of kin given as William Eastman (father) of 627 Wellington St., Ottawa Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Metal Polisher

Ø      Previous military experience given as GGFG (Governor General’s Foot Guard)

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Halifax Nova Scotia 



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jan 28, 1917

Transferred to 156th Battalion at Witley then transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 12, 1917

Will made out leaving entire estate to Mrs WD Eastman (mother) of 627 Wellington St, Ottawa Ontario


Apr 21, 1917

SOS the 6th Reserve Battalion on posting to the 21st Battalion and proceeded to France


Apr 22, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS 21st Battalion


May 21, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 15, 1917

Admitted to 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a shrapnel wound to leg, then transferred to No 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station).


Aug 19, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Kalyan


Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) 

Admitted to No 20 General Hospital at Birkenhead, Liverpool


Feb 11, 1918

Transferred to Convalescent Hospital at Bear Wood, Wokingham, Berkshire, England


Feb 26, 1918

Discharged to EORD 

Granted leave until March 8, 1918


Mar 8, 1918

Returned from leave and shown On Command of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) for duty as a clerk at Seaford


Nov 6, 1918

Ceases to be On Command to YMCA and returns to EORD


Dec 7, 1918

SOS EORD on sailing for Canada and TOS #2 District Depot (Toronto Ontario) 

Embarked the SS Olympic at Southampton



Dec 14, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Posted to #2 DD Casualty Company at Exhibition Camp, Toronto


Dec 19, 1918

Granted leave until January 3, 1919


Jan 4, 1919

Medical Board at Exhibition Camp, Toronto Ontario notes: 

Ø      Home address noted as 383 King St West, Toronto Ontario

Ø      Injuries noted as

o       Scar from wound on right thigh

o       Bony growth on upper 3” of right tibia

o       Gassed lungs

Ø      Wound on right thigh caused from shrapnel shell at Lens on August 15, 1917

Ø      Bony growth on right tibia caused from being kicked during a football game in Canada in February 1916

Ø      Gassed lungs caused from Mustard and Sneezing gas attack at Lens on August 15, 1917

Ø      Partial loss of function of right leg noted from both injuries, leg is weak and painful

Ø      Partial loss of respiratory function

Ø      He will not be able to resume his former occupation

Ø      Recommended for discharge as Medically Unfit


Jan 10, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 383 King St., W., Toronto Ontario

Ø      Received 91 days pay and allowances


Sep 25, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to RR #1, Cataraqui Ontario (now part of Kingston)


Sep 20, 1967

Deceased at Kingston Ontario 


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