George Thomas Hussey

Mar 19, 1886

Born in Camberwell, London, England to George Albert and Ann Elizabeth (nee Diett) Hussey


Dec 25, 1907

Married to Edith Florence Overton in St. Andrew’s Church, Battersea, London, England


Jun 3, 1910

Embarked the SS Empress of Ireland in Liverpool with his wife and 2 children



Jun 9, 1910

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to Port Hope, Ontario


Oct 19, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 46th Durham Regiment in Port Hope


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59490 (temporary number 1083)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. GT Hussey, wife, Dorset St. E., Port Hope, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Enameller

o   Later noted as Porcelain Enameller

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   Later noted as Depot Company and shown as a Bugler

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Nov 12, 1914

After receiving the anti-typhoid inoculation, George Hussey suffered a reaction to the needle and was admitted to the Kingston Hospital


Nov 14, 1914

Discharged to duty from hospital


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


Jul 14, 1915

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal


Aug 28, 1915

Posted to “C” Company


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Nov 9, 1915

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Nov 10, 1915

Transferred to the Division Rest Station at Loker, Belgium


Nov 15, 1915

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Dec 2, 1915

Admitted to the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade Hospital in Etaples, France with a diagnosis that reads Arthritis


Dec 7, 1915

Invalided to England and admitted to the Manor House Hospital in Folkestone


Dec 11, 1915

Transferred to the VAD (Volunteer Aid Detachment) Hospital in Ashford


Feb 12, 1916

Transferred to the Granville Canadian Special Hospital in Ramsgate

Notes on admission

Ø  Suffers from pain in lumbar region, right hip, leg muscles, knees and ankles

Ø  Ankles are stiff and swollen

Ø  Patient is very nervous due to shell shock and sleeps badly and wakens frightened

Ø  Hearing is poor in left ear caused by shell explosion

Ø  Exercise recommended


May 29, 1916

Now fit for light duties


Jun 22, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling


Jun 30, 1916

Medical Board at West Sandling notes

Ø  Patient suffers from Nervous Debility

Ø  Suffers from shortness of breath and headaches

Ø  Man is generally run down

Ø  Board recommends 4 weeks of Physical Training at the Monks Horton Hospital


Feb 27, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay


Apr 16, 1917

Transferred to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Command Depot)


Apr 10, 1918

Appointed to the rank of A/CSM (Acting Company Sergeant Major) with pay


Jul 2, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian General Depot and reverted to the permanent rank of Private pending return to Canada


Jul 9, 1918

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


Sep 19, 1918

Attached to the Canadian Discharge Depot in Shorncliffe pending return to Canada


Sep 24, 1918

Embarked the Llanstephan Castle in London



Oct 8, 1918

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario where he was Taken On Strength the CAGS (Canadian Army Gymnastics Staff) as an instructor at Hart House, Toronto


Jan 7, 1919

Transferred to the Whitby Military Hospital and employed as an instructor


May 15, 1919

Transferred to the Military School OS & P (Orthopedic Surgery and Physiotherapy) and attached to the Whitby, Ontario Military Hospital as a Remedial Instructor


Jun 27, 1919

Attached to the St. Andrews Military Hospital in Toronto as an Instructor


Nov 11, 1919

Admitted to the St. Andrews Military Hospital as a patient with a diagnosis that reads Rheumatic Fever


Nov 26, 1919

Surgery performed to remove his tonsils as they had become infected


Dec 10, 1919

Transferred to the AMCTD (Army Medical Corps Training Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Mar 1, 1920

VDH (Valvular Disease of the Heart) was added to his diagnosis


Mar 17, 1920

Medical Board held at St. Andrew’s Hospital notes

Ø  Patient suffers from Rheumatism and hearing loss

Ø  Also suffers from Valvular Disease of the Heart

Ø  Heart is slightly enlarged and murmurs are present

Ø  Has pain in most of his joints

Ø  Becomes breathless on exercise

Ø  Board recommends hospital care for 4 months then care as an out-patient for 6 months under care of the DSCR (Department of Soldier Civil Re-establishment)


Mar 25, 1920

Transferred to the Dominion Orthopedic Hospital in Toronto with issues with his previous tonsillectomy


Mar 30, 1920

Discharged to duty from hospital


Apr 6, 1920

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge CSM

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 98981

Ø  Discharged to the care of the Department of Soldier Civil Re-establishment

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Dorset St. E., Port Hope, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, and Victory Medals were sent to him at 475 Princess St., Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, George Hussey served with the Secretary of State Department in Ottawa for 28 years before his retirement


Dec 14, 1953

George Thomas Hussey died of congestive heart failure while a patient of the Veterans Pavilion of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario.  He was later buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario



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