Ewart Garde Jones


May 28, 1896

Born at West Huntington County, Hastings Ontario


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59523

Ø      Next of kin given as Nelson Jones (father) of 52 Yeomans St., Belleville Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Clerk

Ø      Previous military experience given as 15th Regiment, Argyle Light Infantry of Canada

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company

o       Later changed to “A” Company


Dec 10, 1914

Appointed to provisional rank of Lance Cpl


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 

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl with pay


Aug 9, 1915

Promoted to rank of Sgt to replace Sgt E Sleeth


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Apr 3, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jun 28, 1916

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance with bullet wounds in left arm and left leg


Jul 3, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Jan Breydel


Transferred to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Center) while in hospital 

Admitted to 1st London General Hospital at Camberwell


Jul 7, 1916

Transferred to Military Hospital at Peckham


Aug 1, 1916

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bromley


Aug 2, 1916

Discharged from hospital to CCAC


Aug 3, 1916

Medical Board at Shorncliffe declares him fit for duty


Aug 4, 1916

Posted to 39th Reserve Battalion


Oct 27, 1916

Granted leave until December 8, 1916


Dec 8, 1916

Proceeded to Canada on Escort Duty


Dec 31, 1916

Posted to 254th Battalion in Canada


Jan 17, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford England on returning from Canada


Jun 22, 1917

Appointed to be Acting Quartermaster Sgt with pay


May 29, 1918

Reverts to rank of Sgt at own request in order to proceed to France 

Posted to the 21st Battalion


May 30, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre and TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Jun 14, 1916

Left CC Rein C to join unit


Jun 16, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 27, 1918

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and placed On Command to 1st Reserve Battalion pending being Commissioned


Sep 8, 1918

Placed On Command to OTC (Officer Training Corps) at Bexhill


Nov 22, 1918

Posted to 6th Reserve Battalion on being Commissioned as an Officer


Mar 11, 1919

Posted to the 21st Battalion and TOS as a reinforcement


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the SS Western Australia at Havre and disembarked at Folkestone England


Proceeded to the Witley Camp


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing Witley for processing for return to Canada


May 13, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 26, 1919

Discharged at Kingston Ontario 

Proposed residence on discharge – 52 Yeomans St., Belleville Ontario


May 3, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 52 Yeomans St., Belleville Ontario





Deceased at Lindsay Ontario

Riverside Cemetery
Lindsay Ontario


Above Ewart is shown on the far right.  This photo appeared in the Summer issue of The Communiqué in 1972

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