Sidney "Sid" William Hobart

Aug 31, 1883

Born in Cobourg, Ontario to Sidney and Mary Ann (nee Service) Hobart


Nov 1, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank Lieutenant

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Mary A. Hobart, mother, 370 Bay St., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Civil Servant in the Department of Indian Affairs

Ø  Previous military experience given as 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall’s Own Regiment in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to the Depot Company

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 8, 1915

Transferred to “C” Company while onboard ship to be a Platoon Commander


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training




Jun 5, 1915

Proceeded on Colt Machine Gun Course at Ross Barracks, Shorncliffe


Jun 22, 1915

Rejoined battalion from Machine Gun Course


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 22, 1915

Proceeded on course at the Trench Warfare School


Nov 28, 1915

Rejoined the battalion from leave


May 1, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


May 11, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


May 24, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Laryngitis.  He was transferred the same day to the Divisional Rest Station at Mont des Cats, France

Lieutenant Hobart had been exposed to a gas attack earlier and it would seem this was the cause of his Laryngitis


Jun 7, 1916

Transferred to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) before being transferred to the No. 7 Stationary Hospital in Boulogne for treatment


Jun 10, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St. Denis


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Miss Pollock’s Red Cross Hospital in London

Transferred to the General List of Officers and posted to Headquarters Training Division for pay purposes while in hospital


Jun 20, 1916

Granted leave to Canada until September 5, 1916 to allow time to recover from the effects of the gassing

Leave was extended to October 20, 1916


Jun 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Grampian in Liverpool at his own expense



Jul 1, 1916

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Oct 21, 1916

Upon returning to England he was attached to the 39th Reserve Battalion


Nov 21, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Pay Office in London, England


Dec 1, 1916

Posted to No. 1 Detachment, Canadian Pay Corps Headquarters


Jan 15, 1917

Struck Off General List of Officers on transfer to the CAPC (Canadian Army Pay Corps) in London


Feb 13, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Apr 5, 1917

Medical Board in Seaford notes

Ø  Suffers from Chronic Laryngitis and Shell Shock

Ø  Was gassed in December 1915

Ø  Has coughing spells

Ø  Cannot march long distances

Ø  Has a hoarse voice

Ø  Determined to be unfit for any service for 2 months


Jun 21, 1917

Medical Board declares him fit for Home Service only for 2 months


Jul 25, 1917

Appointed to be Acting Quartermaster to 6th Reserve Battalion


Sep 11, 1917

Appointed to rank of Honorary Captain while employed as Quartermaster


Apr 19, 1918

Medical Board at Seaford notes

Ø  Suffers from Laryngitis, Pharyngitis (throat infection) and Rhinitis (nasal inflammation)

Ø  Pharynx and Larynx are hyperaemic

Ø  Declared fit for general service


May 9, 1918

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot for duty as Quartermaster for the Seaford Area


Feb 2, 1919

Appointed to be DA QMG (Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General) per London Gazette #31381

To be Acting Major while employed as QMG


May 9, 1919

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot


Aug 2, 1919

Appointed to rank of Temporary Major


Aug 25, 1919

Transferred to the 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Sep 20, 1919

Embarked the SS Mauretania in Southampton



Sep 26, 1919

Disembarked in New York City, New York, USA and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Nov 4, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Major

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Laurentian Club, Ottawa, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at the MacKenzie Apts., McLeod St., Ottawa, Ontario

He was employed by the Department of Inland Security Sales Tax Branch.  He followed this with the leadership of the Canadian Automobile Manufacturer’s Association in Toronto.  He eventually left that association to form his own business as a Stock Broker in Toronto.


Mar 15, 1928

Married to Katherine Colie Barclay in Ottawa, Ontario


Oct 10, 1933

Sidney William Hobart died at 317 Walmer Rd., Toronto, Ontario of a heart attack.  His remains were transported to Cobourg, Ontario for burial in the Union Cemetery there.




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