Robert Thomas Jones



Oct 24, 1891

Born at Whiston England


Aug 18, 1915

Attested into the 64th Battalion at Sussex New Brunswick 

Ø      Number 469070

Ø      Next of kin given as Elizabeth Jones (wife) of Stellarton Nova Scotia

o       This address was later changed to 18 Carnarvon St., Thatto Heath, Lancashire, England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Miner

o       This was later amended to read Coal Miner

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


Apr 1, 1916

Embarked the SS Adriatic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Appointed to rank of Acting Cpl while onboard ship


Apr 9, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Apr 27, 1916

Will made out leaving estate to his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Jones of 18 Carnarvon St, Thatto Heath, Lancashire England


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the 40th Battalion at Shorncliffe


Jul 13, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and Embarked for France


Jul 14, 1916

Disembarked at Havre France and reverts to rank of Pte on arrival at CBD(Canadian Base Depot) 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 5, 1916

Left CBD for 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Aug 8, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Aug 28, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the Zouafques training area preparing for the battle at Courcelette


Oct 2, 1916

Admitted to No 2 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) at Vadencourt, with Dysentery

No 2 CFA also housed the Corps Rest Station


Oct 9, 1916

Transferred to No 9 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) then discharged to duty same day


Apr 24, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Andrew


Admitted to East Leeds War Hospital with infected left hand. 

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


May 16, 1917

Transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Ramsgate


Jun 12, 1917

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford on discharge from hospital


Aug 4, 1917

Ceases to be On Command to Canadian Trench Warfare School and returned to 6th Reserve Battalion 

There is no entry for when he went to the Trench Warfare School


Aug 19, 1917

Admitted to the Eastbourne Military Hospital with Conjunctivitis (more commonly known as Pink Eye) 

This was caused by burns received by an accidental bomb explosion while training.


Aug 30, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Nov 23, 1917

Posted to 21st Battalion


Nov 24, 1917

Arrived at 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre and TOS the 21st Battalion


Nov 28, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Dec 11, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the Cellars Camp and was part of the Brigade Reserve, while supplying work parties to upgrade the trenches


Apr 26, 1918

Admitted to 2/1 London Field Ambulance then transferred via No 16 Ambulance Transport to No 42 CCS with a shrapnel wound to right leg


Apr 27, 1918

Admitted to No 7 Canadian General Hospital


Apr 28, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


Admitted to hospital at Colchester 

Posted to EORD while in hospital


May 8, 1918

Transferred to Brettenham Park Red Cross Hospital


Jul 1, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Aug 9, 1918

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Seaford for Physical Training


Oct 3, 1918

Discharged from No 3 CCD and posted to 6th Reserve Battalion


Dec 3, 1918

Posted to EORD


Feb 16, 1919

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave) 

There is no indication of when he reported for duty, the assumption being it was the same day 

There is no indication of any punishment in the file


Apr 25, 1919

On Command to CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton


May 24, 1919

TOS Quebec Depot Clearing Services Command 

Embarked for Canada


May 25, 1919

Posted to Military District No 13 in Canada


Jun 8, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Quebec City, Quebec 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 302468

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Drumheller Alberta


Aug 18, 1926

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Drumheller Alberta


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