George James Lyndon Jones

Jul 25, 1891

Born in Pakenham, Ontario to Robert Nelson and Elva Colista (nee Flagler) Jones


Nov 5, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59525 (temporary number 264)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. R N Jones, mother, Brighton, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Civil Service Clerk and Private Secretary

Ø  Previous military experience given as 4 years with the 2nd Regiment, Queen’s Own Rifles in Toronto and attended war maneuvers in Aldershot, England

Ø  Posted to 5 Platoon, “C” Company

o   This was later reorganized into 5 Platoon, “B” Company

Appointed to the provisional rank of Lance Corporal

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Feb 19, 1915

Admitted to Kingston Military Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Feb 22, 1915

Discharged to duty from hospital


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training

To receive pay for the rank of Lance Corporal


May 20, 1915

Promoted to the rank of Corporal


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 15, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Jan 16, 1916

Transferred to the Division Rest Station at Godewaersvelde, France to recover


Jan 26, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


May 1, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


May 10, 1916

On returning to France from leave he was admitted to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne with a diagnosis that reads Appendicitis


May 11, 1916

Surgery performed to remove his Appendix

While in hospital he developed Pneumonia


May 26, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship


On arrival in England he was admitted to the No. 3 Western General Hospital in Cardiff with a diagnosis that reads Pneumonia.  While in hospital, he developed VDH (Valvular Disease of the Heart)

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Jul 7, 1916

Transferred to the Bearwood Park Convalescent Hospital in Wokingham


Aug 29, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital for permanent Base Duty


Sep 6, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Red Cross Society in London for duty


Mar 10, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and remained attached to the Canadian Red Cross in London


Oct 26, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting SQMS (Staff Quartermaster Sergeant) with pay


Oct 31, 1917

Attached to the Headquarters of the OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada) at the Argyle House in London for duty with the Red Cross Hospital


Nov 28, 1918

Ceased to be attached to OMFC and joined the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in Witley


Dec 11, 1918

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Dec 23, 1918

Embarked the SS Tunisian in Liverpool



Jan 4, 1919

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Jan 5, 1919

Taken On Strength Military District No. 3 Casualty Company in Kingston

Granted leave until January 19, 1919


Jan 22, 1919

Medical Board in Kingston notes

Ø  Man suffers from Valvular Disease of the Heart that developed when he became ill with Pneumonia

Ø  Is short of breath on exertion and get dizzy when standing for an extended period

Ø  Has back and shoulder pain in damp weather

Ø  Man has a nervous disposition

Ø  Board declares his disability is due to his service


Jan 28, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Acting Staff Quartermaster Sergeant

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Brighton, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 95 Ellsworth Ave., Toronto, Ontario


Feb 15, 1919

Married to Elsie Hill Goudy

Shortly after his discharge, George J.L. Jones was appointed to the position of Secretary to the Provincial Treasurer of Ontario.  In 1926 he became Deputy Assistant Treasurer of Ontario and in 1932 became the Financial Controller of the Provincial Treasury Department


Jun 5, 1954


George James Lyndon Jones died at home in Toronto, Ontario of a Coronary Thrombosis that was deemed to be a result of his war time service.  He was buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Ontario.  Because he married after his discharge and his mother had predeceased him, no Memorial Cross was issued.




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