William Wilfred Jewell



Jul 18, 1896

Born in Beaverton, Ontario to John and Tilly Jewell


Oct 18, 1917

Medical examination conducted under the MSA (Military Service Act of 1917) in Lindsay, Ontario.  He was found fit for service


Jan 8, 1918

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment), CEF in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 4020578

Ø      Next of kin given as John Jewell, father, Norland, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to the 2nd Draft, EOR


Jan 22, 1918

Embarked the SS Scotian in St. John, New Brunswick


Feb 6, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Seaford where the entire draft was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion for further training


Feb 15, 1918

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Aug 9, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples and was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion 

Private Jewell joined the battalion at the front shortly after his arrival in France and assigned to “B” Company


Aug 28, 1918

During the advance on the Sensee River, the 21st Battalion encountered heavy resistance and Private Jewell received shrapnel wounds to his hands and arms.  He was admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid then transferred to the No. 1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment


Aug 30, 1918

He was transferred via the No. 5 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 55 General Hospital, Boulogne, France


Sep 19, 1918

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the No. 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne


Oct 4, 1918

Transferred to the No. 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault


Oct 24, 1918

Discharged to the No. 5 Rest Camp to continue his recuperation


Oct 27, 1918

Discharged from the rest camp and reported to the CIBD in Etaples and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Oct 30, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast


Nov 2, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Auberchicourt, France


Dec 13, 1918

The 21st Battalion crossed the Bonn Bridge and entered Germany as part of the occupying force and proceeded to Seigburg


Mar 9, 1919

Private Jewell was assigned to Guard Duty


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia in Le Havre, France

On arrival in England he was posted to “P” Wing at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) Witley for processing pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool


May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the battalion proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279868

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Norland, Ontario 

Following his discharge, the British War Medal (shown below) and the Victory Medal were sent to him at Norland, Ontario

The Victory Medal is missing.  If you know of it’s location, please contact the webmaster


Feb 19, 1971



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