David Jones



May 13, 1879

Born at Birmingham England


Mar 18, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59522 (temporary number 1320)

Ø      Next of kin given as Violet Jones (wife) of 174 Harvie Avenue, Earlscourt, Toronto Ontario

o       This address was changed to c/o Mrs Belt, No 30, back of 116 Price St., Smethwick, Birmingham England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Engineer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to the Depot Company

o       He was later transferred to “A” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Jan 24, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Feb 3, 1916

Returned to duty from leave


Apr 24, 1916

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a sprained ankle


Apr 25, 1916

Transferred to No 5 CFA


Apr 29, 1916

Transferred to No 4 CFA which also contained the Divisional Rest Station


May 2, 1916

Transferred to the Divisional CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) at Mont des Cats


May 11, 1916

Discharged to duty from Div CCS


Aug 8, 1916

Attached to Canadian 2nd Division Train as a loader


Sep 7, 1917

Admitted to No 4 CFA with Synovitis of left knee (an inflammation of the joint) 

On admission, ceases to be attached to 2nd Div Train


Sep 8, 1917

Transferred to No 6 CCS


Sep 11, 1917

Transferred via No 17 AT (Ambulance Transport) and admitted to No 11 General Hospital at Camiers


Sep 18, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Newhaven


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


Sep 19, 1917

Admitted to the Southwark Military Hospital at Dulwich Grove, London 

Doctor’s note on admission states he fell and damaged his knee on September 3rd and has not been well since.  Shows symptoms of Trench Fever as well as infection in knee 

A slight heart murmur was also detected


Nov 7, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Hillingdon House


Nov 16, 1917

Discharged from hospital 

Attached to 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for Physical Training and conditioning


Apr 4, 1918

Attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Nov 18, 1918

Ceases to be attached to 6th Reserve Battalion and detailed to the Depot Company, EORD


Mar 6, 1919

Medical Board at Seaford recommends he be returned to Canada as a result of Myalgia and Trench Fever


Mar 27, 1919

Ceases to be shown on indefinite leave and is discharged from the CEF in British Isles. 

Proposed address on discharge – 1A Park Ave., Suffrage St., Smethwick, Staffordshire


May 2, 1919

Medical Board for pension purposes at London England notes that he suffers from pain in arms, back and legs on exertion and gets very weak.  Condition caused by exposure in trenches 

Recommends that he return for examination April 1, 1922


Jul 7, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 21 Park Ave., Smethwick, Staffordshire England


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