Frank Percy Jones



Aug 1, 1888

Born at London England


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59524 (temporary number 83)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs FP (Delia) Jones (wife) of Tuam Co, Galway Ireland

Ø      Previous occupation given as laborer

o       This was later changed to read Gardiner

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England but later changed to read Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

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


Jun 24, 1915

Granted subsistence allowance for 4 days

There is no explanation for this in the file


Sep 9, 1915

Posted to the Depot Company


Sep 14, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave) 

It is worthy to note that this is the date the Battalion embarked for France and Pte Jones did not board the ship


Sep 23, 1915

Reports for duty and forfeits 9 day’s pay and sentenced to 28 days detention.  The detention portion of the sentence was cancelled


Sep 25, 1915

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion


Nov 19, 1915

Transferred to the COC (Canadian Ordnance Corps) at Ashford


Nov 24, 1915

Granted Subsistence Allowance of $1.00 per day


Jul 1, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Cpl while employed as a Storeman


May 25, 1917

Transferred to COC at Liphook


May 29, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting Cpl with pay


Mar 27, 1918

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


Apr 5, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) and TOS (Taken On Strength) the COC in France


May 27, 1918

Posted to CC M-T Coy (Canadian Corps Motor Transport Company) 

Employed as a Storeman


Jun 10, 1918

Posted to HQ 3rd Canadian Division and employed as a Storeman


Dec 9, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to England


Dec 28, 1918

Granted extension of leave in England to January 4, 1919 

It is apparent that he did not return to France at the expiration of his leave


Jan 27, 1919

Posted to the COC General Depot and retained in England


Feb 1, 1919

Attached to General Depot at Ashford England


Feb 8, 1919

On Command to CAPC (Canadian Army Pay Corps) at Witley


Mar 5, 1919

Admitted to Rochester Row Military Hospital with Non Venereal Syphilis 

It was concluded that he contracted the Syphilis from using the razor of another soldier who was infected, and he cut himself with it.  He did have a large scar under his jaw from this


Mar 8, 1919

Ceases to be On Command to CAPC and posted to No 1 Detachment of CAPC


Jul 16, 1919

Discharged from hospital


Sep 30, 1919

Posted to CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton


Oct 9, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in England 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 50 Church St., Maxton, Dover, Kent


Mar 18, 1931

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 15 Weston Place, St Marylebone, London, England


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