Arthur Edmond Roy Jones MC


Photo taken prior to leaving Kingston





Jan 26, 1894

Born at Pakenham Ontario


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59521 (temporary number 265)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs RN Jones of Brighton Ontario

o       Noted to also notify Miss Dorothy H Jones (sister) of Brighton Ontario, later changed to Russell Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Bank Clerk

Ø      Previous military experience given as “Assistant Scout Master”

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “C” Coy


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal


To be Lance Corporal with pay 

Note that the Embarkation Roll from May 6 shows his rank as Pte


May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, hear Hythe, Kent


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of L/Cpl


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkstone for France


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Sep 27, 1915

Promoted to rank of Corporal to replace Cpl Lawson (59570)


Apr 4, 1916

Promoted to rank of Sargeant


May 1, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


May 10, 1916

At duty from leave


Oct 28, 1916

Granted Commission to be Temporary Lieut.


Nov 2, 1916

Recorded as being posted to 3rd Battalion but this was cancelled and then recorded as staying with the 21st Battalion as a Temporary Lieutenant


Nov 19, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Nov 28, 1916

At duty from leave


Jan 13, 1917

At duty from course 

There is no date in the file to indicate when he went on course, or the type of course attended.  There is a later note in his file which states he had attended the General Course at the First Army School at Boulogne France.


May 12, 1917

Admitted to No 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with debility (nervousness)


May 22, 1917

Rejoined unit from hospital


Jul 18, 1917

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30188


This was for action at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917

Below is a description of this event taken from the book "A Surgeon in Arms" by RJ Manion, who was the Medical Officer of the 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1917

Wounded by shrapnel in right thigh


Aug 17, 1917

Transferred to Duchess of Westminster Hospital at Le Touquet


Aug 27, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck



Aug 30, 1917

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) 

Admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital at Bristol England


Sep 22, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Sep 24, 1917

Granted permission to proceed to Canada at own expense until November 24, 1917


Oct 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Scandinavian for Canada at own expense



Oct 11, 1917

Disembarked in Canada


Oct 13, 1917

Recorded as an out-patient at Queen’s Military Hospital Kingston


Oct 22, 1917

Medical Board at Barriefield Ontario 

Ø      Makes note of shrapnel wounds received in France

Ø      Officer complains of insomnia, tremor in hands and knees

Ø      Notes that Officer is in a run down condition due to his service at the front

Ø      Board recommends 3 months convalescent treatment either in a convalescent home or at his own home


Nov 24, 1917

Leave in Canada extended until December 9, 1917


Dec 9, 1917

Leave to Canada extended to January 22, 1918


Dec 15, 1917

SOS strength and establishment of the 21st Battalion


Feb 2, 1918

SOS EORD and OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) on being retained in Canada


Feb 6, 1918

Officer’s Declaration signed for the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Given rank of Lieutenant

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Elva Jones (mother) of Brighton Ontario

Ø      Previous civilian occupation given as Banker

Ø      Previous military experience given as 21st Battalion CEF from Nov 1914 until present

Ø      Religion given as Church of England 

Will made out which states “See will in the possession of Standard Bank, Brighton Ontario”


Feb 11, 1918

Embarked the HMS Lapland at Halifax for England



Feb 25, 1918

Disembarked in England and attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Mar 22, 1918

Medical Board at Seaford 

Ø      Makes note of shrapnel wound to right thigh

Ø      Also makes note of nervous condition and general weakness

Ø      Recommends that he should be fit for service after some “hardening”

Ø      Recommends “PT” for 1 month


Apr 4, 1918

On Command to HQ OMFC at London


Apr 15, 1918

Embarked the SS Mauretania for Canada



Apr 24, 1918

Ceases to be attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion on return to Canada


May 14, 1918

TOS 3rd Battalion Garrison Regiment


Nov 26, 1918

Medical Board at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Officer complains of pains in right thigh in wet weather due to shrapnel wound received in France

Ø      Also complains of difficulty in writing due to tremor in right hand

Ø      Frequently awakens in the night with pain over his heart

Ø      Sleeps well only occasionally

Ø      Suffers from numbness in arms, fingers and tongue

Ø      Knees also jerk uncontrolled at times

Ø      Suffers from diminished breath, a result of Pneumonia suffered in 1914 and early 1915

Ø      His Neurasthenia (nervousness) developed in June 1917

Ø      The board declares that his pain from wounds are permanent and that the nervousness will last from 2 to 6 months

Ø      The board recommends discharge due to disability caused by service


Dec 16, 1918

SOS 3rd Battalion Garrison Regiment and discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario


Sep 13, 1964

Died at Jess Parrish Memorial Hospital, Brevard Florida 


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