Elmer "Bud" Edmunds, MM



Nov 6, 1895

Born at Peterborough Ontario


Oct 2, 1916

Attested into the 247th Battalion at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Number 1063013

Ø      Next of kin given as RJ Edmunds (uncle) of Port Hope Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Bank Clerk

Ø      Previous military service given as 2 years with the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles

Ø      Religion given as Baptist 

His next of kin should not be confused with his brother, Robert James Edmunds, who was an original member of the 21st Battalion


Nov 2, 1916

Promoted to rank of Sergeant and appointed position of Pay Sergeant


Apr 24, 1917

Reduced to rank of Pte and transferred to the Forestry Corps Reinforcing Draft at Kingston Ontario


May 1, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Sergeant


Jun 20, 1917

Will made out leaving his estate to his Uncle, RJ Edmunds of John St, Port Hope Ontario


Jun 22, 1917

Embarked the SS Justicia at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 4, 1917

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the CFCBD (Canadian Forestry Corps Base Depot) at Sunningdale 

Rank on arrival in England is shown as Pte


Aug 16, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 124th Forestry Company at New Haven, Sussex England


Oct 24, 1917

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 14, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Feb 16, 1918

Arrived at 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Feb 18, 1918

Left 2 CIBD and arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Etaples


Apr 3, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the Support Trenches at Telegraph Hill Switch, in the Neuville Vitasse area.  On arrival he was assigned to “B” Company


Aug 26, 1918

Wounded by shrapnel to right knee and admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred the same day to No 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) 

He was one of 143 All Ranks casualties that were suffered during the fighting at Telegraph Hill, South-East of Arras


Aug 27, 1918

Transferred via No 9 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to No 7 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples


Aug 31, 1918

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples


Sep 1, 1918

Transferred to No 12 Convalescent Depot at Auberge


Sep 9, 1918

Transferred to No 10 Convalescent Depot at Ecault


Sep 26, 1918

Discharged from the Convalescent Depot on transfer to the No 5 Rest Camp


Sep 29, 1918

Discharged from the Rest Camp and returned to No 2 CIBD


Oct 2, 1918

Left the CIBD and returned to the CC Rein C at Etaples 

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Oct 13, 1918

Left CC Rein C to join unit


Oct 16, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the Support Trenches North East of Iwuy


Oct 25, 1918

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal to replace 445523 L/Cpl Clement who had been promoted


Jan 13, 1919

Granted 14 days leave to England


Jan 29, 1919

Granted an extension to his leave until February 4, 1919


Feb 10, 1919

Rejoined the Battalion


Feb 11, 1919

Award of the Military Medal announced in the London Gazette #31173



Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre


Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

TOS “P” Wing for processing pending return to Canada


Apr 30, 1919

Presented with his Military Medal while on parade at the Witley Camp, by Brig-Gen R Rennie CB, CMG, MVO, DSO


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded via train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279783

Ø      Rank on discharge L/Cpl


Jan 22, 1924

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to him at 60 The Driveway, Ottawa Ontario


Sep 10, 1927

Married to Margaret Hazel McIntyre at Martintown Ontario


Aug 8, 1938

Below is from the Ottawa Citizen




Died at Martintown Ontario 

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