Murray W.C. Eisnor



May 20, 1896

Born in Mader’s Cove, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia


Apr 8, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the Composite Artillery, No. 1 Siege Company, with the rank of Gunner, and assigned to the Wireless Station Guard


Sep 8, 1915

Shown as being transferred to the 64th Battalion


Sep 27, 1915

Attested into the 64th Battalion in Sussex, New Brunswick

Ø      Number 470609

Ø      Next of kin given as Jonathan Eisnor, father, Mader’s, Cove, Nova Scotia

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

o       Noted in the file as a qualified Carpenter

Ø      Previous military experience given as No. 1 Siege Battery, Canadian Garrison Artillery for 5 months

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


Mar 31, 1916

Embarked the SS Adriatic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Apr 9, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the 40th Battalion in the Caesar Camp to continue training


Jul 12, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jul 14, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 78 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jul 30, 1916

Left the CBD to join the battalion


Aug 2, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the Chippawa Camp, near La Clytte, Belgium


Oct 13, 1916

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Dysentery.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 12 Stationary Hospital in Rouen


Oct 14, 1916

Transferred to the No. 14 Stationary Hospital in Boulogne


Oct 23, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Andrew

On arrival in England he was transported to the Edinburgh War Hospital in Bangour, Scotland where the diagnosis is changed to read Gastro-Enteritis 

Posted to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Dec 20, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park


Feb 14, 1917

Discharged from the convalescent hospital and attached to the CGDD (Canadian Garrison Duty Depot) for light duty


Mar 10, 1917

TOS the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and placed On Command to the Garrison Duty Battalion in Seaford


Apr 14, 1917

Ceased to be attached to the CGDD


Jun 24, 1917

On Command to the No. 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Eastbourne for duty


Sep 26, 1917

Posted to the CAMCRD (Canadian Army Medical Corps Regimental Depot) in Westenhanger 

Assigned to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne for duty


Oct 17, 1917

Posted to the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne


Dec 26, 1917

Admitted to the No. 14 General Hospital in Eastbourne as a patient with a diagnosis that reads Appendicitis and Influenza


Jan 1, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jul 11, 1918

Posted to the CAMCRD  in Shorncliffe


Jul 13, 1918

Posted to the Canadian General Depot in Shorncliffe


Aug 3, 1918

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Sep 4, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Sep 5, 1918

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Sep 9, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast


Sep 11, 1918

Left the reinforcement camp and joined the 21st Battalion in Division Reserve on the Droucourt Queant Line as part of a draft of 50 reinforcements


Oct 13, 1918

Admitted to the No. 10 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads ICT (Inter Connective Tissue) infection in his feet.  It is also recorded that he was suffering from exposure to artillery shell gas poisoning


Oct 14, 1918

Transferred to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment and transferred the same day via the No. 16 AT (Ambulance Train)


Oct 15, 1918

Admitted to the No. 18 General Hospital in Camiers


Oct 22, 1918

Transferred to the No. 6 Convalescent Depot in Etaples to recuperate


Oct 24, 1918

Transferred to the No. 12 Convalescent Depot to continue his recuperation


Nov 9, 1918

Fined 3 days pay for being found in town without a pass 


Nov 12, 1918

Discharged from hospital and reported to the CIBD in Etaples and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Nov 20, 1918

Left the base depot and joined the CC Rein C in Aubin St. Vaast


Jan 11, 1919

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) on proceeding to England and detailed to the Depot Company in Seaford


Mar 8, 1919

Admitted to the No. 16 Canadian General Hospital, Orpington, Kent, with a diagnosis that reads VDH (Valvular Disease of the Heart) and is noted as having an enlarged heart, most likely present prior to enlistment 

Ceased to be detailed to the Depot Company on being admitted to hospital


Jun 6, 1919

Discharged from hospital with a recommendation that he be returned to Canada and discharged as medically unfit


Jun 15, 1919

Posted to “J” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada for discharge


Jul 2, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic


Jul 8, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jul 17, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 129620

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Mader’s Cove, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia


Dec 30, 1919

Murray Eisnor died in Mader’s Cove, Nova Scotia of Pneumonia.  It was determined his death was caused by him being gassed in France.  He was buried in the Bayview Cemetery Mahone Bay Nova Scotia

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. Johathan Eisnor, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia 

There was no Memorial Cross issued


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