John Wesley Hewton



Jun 19, 1897

Born at Ormsby Ontario


Feb 26, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion at Coe Hill Ontario 

Ø      Number 636886

Ø      Next of kin given as Catherine Hewton (mother) of Ormsby Ontario

Ø      Former occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian


Jul 7, 1916

Admitted to Ongwanada Hospital at Kingston Ontario, diagnosis – NYD (Not Yet Determined) later changed to read Suspected Pneumonia


Jul 12, 1916

Discharged to duty


Oct 2, 1916

Will made out leaving estate to Ira (Iva?) Thomas Hewton of Ormsby Ontario


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Dec 5, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

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


Dec 8, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets at Bully Grenay, and formed the Divisional Reserve


Apr 9, 1917

Admitted to the Field Ambulance with a slight shrapnel wound to his face


Apr 10, 1917

Transferred to the No 10 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples


Apr 15, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Brighton


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


Apr 16, 1917

Admitted to the Reading War Hospital


Jun 1, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Jun 8, 1917

Discharged from hospital and TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Aug 4, 1917

Admitted to Military Hospital at Chichester with VDS (Syphilis)


Sep 19, 1917

Discharged to duty


Nov 23, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Nov 24, 1917

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


Nov 28, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Dec 11, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Brigade Reserve in the Cellars Camp


Feb 26, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


May 12, 1918

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred same day to No 56 CCS, where he died of shrapnel wounds

Bagneux Military Cemetery
Gezaincourt France


Jun 14, 1922

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following medals were sent: 

To Ira (Iva?) T Hewton Esq, (brother): 

British War Medal

Victory Medal 

To James A Hewton Esq, (brother): 

Plaque (Dead Man's Penny)


There was no Memorial Cross sent as he was not married, and his mother had deceased

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