Charles Patrick Ellegett

Oct 19, 1896

Born in England to Charles Patrick and Emma Elizabeth (nee Kinghorn) Ellegett


Jul 17, 1907

Embarked the SS Lake Manitoba in Liverpool with his parents and siblings



Jul 27, 1907

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59294 (temporary number 752)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Ellegett, Bowmanville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer, employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber factory

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Assigned to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

o   Employed as a Bugler in the Bugle Band

He lied about his age as he was not yet 18 years of age

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


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


Jun 3, 1915

Sentenced to 10 days detention for neglect of duty


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Feb 4, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Coryza (a nasal infection).  He was transferred the same day to the Divisional Rest Station at No. 5 Field Ambulance


Feb 14, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Apr 2, 1916

The battalion came under an artillery barrage while in the N & O front line trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium and Private Ellegett was severely affected by the intensity and was admitted to the No. 4 CFA with a diagnosis that reads Shell Shock


Apr 3, 1916

Transferred to the No. 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) and the diagnosis was changed to read neurasthenia and he was transferred via the No. 5 AT (Ambulance Train) for admission to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, France


Apr 16, 1916

Transferred to the No. 1 Convalescent Depot in Boulogne to continue his recovery


Apr 21, 1916

Sentenced to 3 days Field Punishment #1 for Overstaying a pass and Irregular Conduct


Apr 23, 1916

Declared fit for duty and discharged to the Base Depot


May 6, 1916

After leaving the base depot he rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in the “B” Camp near La Clytte, Belgium


Jun 12, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA with a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined).  This was later changed to read Defective Vision


Jun 17, 1916

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Jul 19, 1916

Attached to the 2nd Division Train for duty as a Loader


Nov 6, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Dec 31, 1916

Admitted to the No. 6 CFA with a diagnosis that reads ICT (Inter Connective Tissue) infection of the fingers of his left hand

Ceased to be attached to the division train on admission to hospital


Jan 12, 1917

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance and rejoined the 21st Battalion


Jun 14, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jun 27, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jan 24, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 20, 1918

Sentenced to 21 days Field Punishment #1 for overextending his leave from 6.30 am February 7 to 6.30 am February 14 and forfeited 8 days pay


Aug 22, 1918

Attached to the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) for duty


Sep 1, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from the CCRC


Jan 4, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 5, 1919

Admitted to the Holborn Military Hospital in Mitcham, England while on leave with a diagnosis that reads Scabies

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

Note that his leave expired on January 19th


Mar 28, 1919

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Apr 11, 1919

Transferred to the No. 15 Canadian General Hospital in Taplow and Abscess, left elbow is added to the diagnosis


Apr 25, 1919

Discharged from hospital with sick leave until May 4, 1919

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


May 14, 1919

Transferred to the MD #3 Wing at Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


May 20, 1919

Embarked the HMT Regina in Liverpool



May 29, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


May 31, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277768

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Bowmanville, Ontario

Following his discharge the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at the RCMP Barracks, Regina, Saskatchewan


Jun 1, 1921

The 1921 Census shows him living in the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Barracks in Regina, and his occupation is listed as Constable


Feb 25, 1937

Charles Ellegett died in his home, 235 Dearborn Ave., Oshawa, Ontario, of Pleurisy complicated by Influenza.  He was buried in the Oshawa Union Cemetery




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