John "Jack" Frederick McLaren Inderwick



Feb 5, 1885

Born in Perth, Ontario to Frederick Charles and Mary Emma (nee Lees) Inderwick


Nov 9, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario with the rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as Ella Inderwick, Perth, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Civil Engineer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 3 years in at RMC (Royal Military College)

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company

o       He was later transferred to “A” Company 

The battalion trained in the Barriefield Camp, Kingston


Jan 26, 1915

Granted leave of absence until February 1, 1915


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 19, 1915

Graduated from the Musketry course at the Eastern Command School of Musketry in Hythe


Jun 20, 1915

Granted leave until June 24, 1915


Aug 15, 1915

Appointed to the position of Assistant Adjutant of the 21st Battalion


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

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


Jan 13, 1916

Attached to the newly formed 3rd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers, for duty


Jan 22, 1916

Transfer to the 3rd Tunnelling Company is made permanent.  While he was with the Tunnelling Company, he was promoted to the rank of Captain


Oct 5, 1917

The Perth Courier announced his marriage to Marjory Handcock in London, England




May 10, 1919

Embarked the SS Scandinavian in Liverpool, England with his wife and 8 month old son, John.


May 18, 1919

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded via the Grand Trunk Railroad to Perth, Ontario.





I could not find a date, but John Inderwick moved his family to England and in 1933 was reported living in The Homestead, Heavitree Bridge, Exeter, Devon, England


Dec 19, 1930

Embarked the SS Melita in Liverpool, England

The ship’s manifest indicates that he intended to visit his mother for a 10 day visit, before proceeding to South America


Dec 28, 1930

Disembarked in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, and proceeded to Perth, Ontario


Jul 17, 1952

John F. Inderwick passed away in Exeter, Devon, England


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