William Justice Jones



Nov 26, 1886

Born at Manchester Lancashire England


Aug 13, 1915

Attested into the 83rd Battalion at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      Number 171135

Ø      Next of kin given as Elizabeth Jones (wife) of 173 Barrington Ave., Toronto Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

o       Later noted as Window Cleaner

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to 1st Draft


Sep 25, 1915

Embarked the RMS Corsican at Montreal Quebec



Oct 5, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth England


Oct 9, 1915

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling Camp


Nov 11, 1915

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe with loose cartilage in left knee 

Said that he slipped in some mud while on a march 3 weeks earlier.  Knee now is painful and swollen


Nov 12, 1915

Surgery performed to remove lump in knee


Dec 29, 1915

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Monks Horton


Feb 9, 1916

Discharged to duty


Mar 17, 1916

Admitted to Moore Barracks Hospital at Shorncliffe with left knee locking and swelling


Mar 24, 1916

Surgery performed on knee to remove material from joint


Apr 10, 1916

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Monks Horton


Apr 17, 1916

Transferred to Granville Special Hospital at Ramsgate


Jun 8, 1916

Discharged from hospital


Sep 7, 1916

Posted to 21st Battalion


Sep 8, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Left to join unit


Oct 9, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the rest area at Fieffes France.  He was part of a draft of 80 reinforcements to replace losses at The Somme


Dec 14, 1916

Attached to 4th CTMB (Canadian Trench Mortar Battery)


Jan 14, 1917

Admitted to the Field Ambulance with shrapnel wounds to right arm and leg


Jan 18, 1917

Transferred to No 11 General Hospital at Camiers


Jan 24, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Newhaven


Admitted to City of London Military Hospital, Lower Clapton 

Posted to CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) while in hospital


Mar 4, 1917

Transferred to Hillingdon House Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Uxbridge


Mar 10, 1917

TOS EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Mar 22, 1917

Discharged from hospital and posted to 6th Reserve Battalion


May 17, 1917

Posted to 21st Battalion


May 18, 1917

Arrived at CBD at Havre and TOS 21st Battalion


Jun 1, 1917

Left CBD to join 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Jun 4, 1917

Joined 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Jun 12, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field

The Battalion was in billets at the Coupigny Huts


Jul 4, 1917

Attached to 4th TMB


Aug 17, 1917

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred same day to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a concussion from shell explosion


Aug 21, 1917

Discharged to duty


Oct 2, 1917

Posted to 4th LTMB (Light Trench Mortar Battery)


Jan 26, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


May 20, 1918

Accidentally sprained left ankle while playing football behind the lines


May 21, 1918

Admitted to 6th CFA


May 22, 1918

Transferred to No 43 CCS 

Sworn statements were given by Sgt R Landsborough (59563) and Sgt JB Pitman (409240) to an enquiry into the accident.  Both stated that Pte Jones had been accidentally kicked during a game of football


May 23, 1918

Transferred to No 12 USA General Hospital at Rouen


May 27, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Essequibo


Posted to General Depot due to injury


May 28, 1918

Admitted to No 4 Canadian General Hospital at Basingstoke


May 29, 1918

TOS General Depot at Shorncliffe while in hospital


Aug 2, 1918

Discharged from hospital and attached to 2nd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) for duty


Aug 30, 1918

Attached to 1st CCD


Oct 8, 1918

TOS 21st Reserve Battalion


Jan 10, 1919

Attached to CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Kinmel Park


Jan 12, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Liverpool


TOS No 2 District Depot at Toronto Ontario and posted to the Casualty Company


Jan 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto Ontario


Jan 27, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence to February 11, 1919


Feb 15, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto Ontario 

Proposed residence on discharge – 173 Barrington Ave. E., Toronto Ontario


Sep 29, 1963

Deceased at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto


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