Jack Arthur Fellowes


Apr 30, 1899

Born at London England 

On Attestation into the CEF below, he lied about his age, claiming to be born in 1898, making him 17 years and 9 months instead of 16 years and 9 months.


Jan 10, 1916

Attested into the 101st Battalion CEF at Winnipeg Manitoba 

Ø      Number 700703

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs G Fellowes (mother) of Suite 2a, Jarvis Block, Jarvis Avenue, Winnipeg Manitoba

Ø      Previous occupation given as Elevator Boy

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to No 16 Platoon of “D” Company


Jun 28, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 6, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Jul 13, 1916

The entire 101st Battalion was absorbed into the 17th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp.  The 101st Battalion ceased to exist at this time.


Dec 8, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 32nd Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp


Jan 4, 1917

TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 7, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Feb 8, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Feb 11, 1917

Admitted to No 2 Canadian General Hospital at Havre diagnosed with ICT of the hands.  This is an infection of the Inter Connective Tissue


Mar 17, 1917

Discharged from hospital to the Base Depot


May 3, 1917

Declared to be “Immature” and transferred to the 1st Army Infantry School


May 10, 1917

Arrived at and TOS 1st Army Infantry School


Jul 6, 1917

Granted permission to marry in London 

Next of kin changed to Mildred Clara Fellowes, age 21, wife


Nov 8, 1917

Dispatched to the Base Depot and to be retained there until April 30, 1918 

This would in effect keep him away from enemy action until he became of age


Nov 29, 1917

TOS No 4 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and posted to “A” Coy, which was for those recovering from wounds and requiring conditioning before returning to their respective units


Jan 5, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 19, 1918

Rejoined from leave


May 7, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre)


May 8, 1918

Classified B2 and transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool


Jul 26, 1918

Attached to the CGBD (Canadian Garrison Base Depot)


Dec 12, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 29, 1918

Rejoined from leave


Jan 18, 1919

TOS the 21st Battalion


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia at Havre


On disembarking in England was transferred to the Canadian Records List 

Rank shown in 21st Battalion Part II Orders “Pte”


May 3, 1919

Transferred to the Senior Staff at the Canadian Base Depot


Jun 16, 1919

Transferred to the General Depot in England


Jun 24, 1919

Dental exam report shows rank as “A/Sgt”


Jul 2, 1919

Medical Report at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) Witley shows unit as “H” Wing, “C” Coy, General Depot 

Also shows his rank as “Sgt”


Aug 10, 1919

TOS CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton, pending return to Canada


Sep 6, 1919

Embarked the SS Orduna at Liverpool with his wife


TOS the Halifax Clearing Depot 

Rank shown on the ship’s manifest “Sgt”


Sep 14, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Sep 21, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Halifax Nova Scotia 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 403599

Ø      Rank on discharge Sgt

o       There is no indication in his file as to when he was promoted

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Suite 6, Alverstone Apts, Winnipeg Manitoba


Jul 8, 1920 His wife Mildred died in Winnipeg Manitoba, buried in the Brookside Cemetery


Jun 8, 1922 Married to Emma Frances St Lawrence at Winnipeg Manitoba


Oct 19, 1928

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 1030 Sherburn St, Suite 6, Alverstone Apts, Winnipeg Manitoba


May 14, 1959

Deceased at Winnipeg Manitoba and buried at the Brookside Cemetery


Sep 6, 1971 His wife, Emma, died at Winnipeg and is also buried in the Brookside Cemetery


Above is a photo of him with the 101st Battalion.  He is second row from top, 5th from right.

Thank you to Jim Busby for assisting with the research for this soldier.

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