John Ewart

May 15, 1876

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland


May 4, 1907

Embarked the SS Cassandra in Glasgow, Scotland with his wife and 4 children



May 15, 1907

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec


Apr 16, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59311 (temporary number 1350)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mary Anne Ewart, wife, 302 Burgess St., Point St. Charles, Montreal, Quebec

Ø  Previous occupation given as Iron Moulder

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Assigned to the Depot Company

o   Noted as a Piper in the battalion’s Pipe Band

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 1, 1915

Attached to the Headquarters Staff at West Sandling for duty


Aug 28, 1915

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from duty with the Headquarters Staff


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


May 19, 1916

Admitted to No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Myalgia in his back.  He was placed in the rest station at the field ambulance


May 21, 1916

Transferred to the rest station at Mont des Cats, France


May 30, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Jan 21, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 29, 1917

Admitted to the 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland while on leave with a diagnosis that reads Rheumatism and Laryngitis

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


Mar 2, 1917

Transferred to the King’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Bushy Park, Ham Hill


Mar 10, 1917

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


May 5, 1917

Discharged from hospital proceeded on leave


May 15, 1917

Reported to the EORD from leave


Jun 7, 1917

Attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford for duty


Jul 25, 1917

Ceased to be attached to the reserve battalion and reported to the EORD


Aug 28, 1917

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending returning to Canada


Sep 13, 1917

Embarked the SS Justicia in Liverpool



Sep 25, 1917

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec

Admitted to the MD #4 Convalescent Home in Montreal, Quebec


Oct 4, 1917

Posted to the MHCC (Military Hospitals Commission Command) in Montreal and treated as an outpatient of GNCH (Grey Nuns Convalescent Hospital)


Oct 26, 1917

Transferred to the Headquarters “A” Unit, Montreal, and treated as an outpatient pending discharge from the CEF


Nov 30, 1917

Discharged from the CEF in Montreal, Quebec

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 43 Charron St., Montreal, Quebec

Ø  Reason for discharge – Overage and Myalgia

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 43 Charron St., Montreal, Quebec


Jul 10, 1951

John Ewart died in Montreal, Quebec and was buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery there

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