Arthur Jones



Dec 17, 1896

Born at Manchester England


Aug 5, 1915

Attested into the 74th Battalion at the Niagara Camp, Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario 

Ø      Number 135753

Ø      Next of kin given as Samuel Jones (father) of 36 Diver St., Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Iron Worker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to the Signals section


Sep 30, 1915

Transferred to the Reinforcing Draft


Oct 1, 1915

Embarked the SS Scandinavian at Montreal Quebec



Oct 10, 1915

Disembarked at Portsmouth England


Mar 21, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling Camp


Sep 3, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 5, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 6, 1916

Left CBD to join his unit


Sep 12, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to the Signals Section 

The Battalion was in the Reserve Trenches in the Brickfields at Albert France preparing for the attack on the Sugar Refinery at Courcelette


May 8, 1917

Exposed to gas from an artillery shell and admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred the same day to No 12 CFA


May 14, 1917

Transferred to No 14 General Hospital at Wimereux


May 17, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck


Admitted to North Evington Military Hospital at Leicester 

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


May 25, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Epsom 

Complained of dizziness and burning sensation in chest


Jun 27, 1917

Transferred to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at St Leonard’s


Jul 13, 1917

Will made out leaving estate to his mother, Mrs Martha Annie Jones, 36 Diver St., Toronto Ontario


Sep 6, 1917

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Sep 17, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Lance Cpl with pay


Jan 1, 1918

Appointed to rank of Acting Cpl with pay


Apr 24, 1918

Appointed to rank of Acting Sgt with pay


Nov 7, 1918

Designated as 1st Class Signaller


Dec 13, 1918

Granted permission to marry


Dec 26, 1918

Married at Radnor St., Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Manchester  

Wife’s name and address recorded as Mrs Mary Jones of 176 Moss Lane East, Manchester England


Mar 7, 1919

Placed On Command to CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton pending return to Canada


Apr 9, 1919

Embarked the SS Minnedosa at Liverpool



Apr 17, 1919

Disembarked at St John New Brunswick


Apr 20, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at St John New Brunswick 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued – number not recorded

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Toronto Ontario


Oct 12, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 42 Eastdale Ave., Toronto Ontario


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