George Evans

Nov 28, 1881

Born in Essex, England


Nov 3, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59308 (temporary number 64)

Ø  Next of kin given as Emma Jane Evans, wife, 125 Pearl St., Brockville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Groom

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “A” Company

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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Jun 12, 1916

Granted 8 days leave.  During his leave, he was granted a 1 day extension


Jun 21, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Nov 3, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Jun 15, 1917

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin).  This was often referred to as Trench Fever


Jun 24, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from the field ambulance


Oct 12, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 25, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Aug 24, 1918

Admitted to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads accidentally sprained ankle.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance.


Sep 12, 1918

Discharged from the field ambulance and attached to the 2nd Division Employment Company for duty


Oct 30, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool upon being classified B2 by a Medical Board.  This category prevented him from seeing service in a combat unit.  He had been kicked by a horse on the inner side of his left knee and had difficulty walking.


Nov 2, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 27, 1918

Rejoined the employment company from leave


Jan 17, 1919

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Feb 6, 1919

Attached to the 2nd Canadian Division Headquarters for duty


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre, France.


On arrival in England he was posted to “P” Wing in Witley for processing for his return to Canada


Apr 17, 1919

Transferred to the 2nd Division Pool in Witley


Apr 30, 1919

Transferred back to “P” Wing in Witley


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

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


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279702

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge GPO Brockville, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 30 Emma St., Brockville, Ontario


Dec 5, 1934

George Evans died in Brockville, Ontario


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