Joseph Krampe

Jul 9, 1889

Born in Newbury, Hampshire, England


Jan 14, 1910

Embarked the SS Hesperian in Liverpool


Jan 24, 1910

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


Feb 25, 1915

Attested into the 39th Battalion CEF in Belleville, Ontario


Ø  Number 412251

Ø  Next of kin given as Fred Krampe, brother, 6 Farland St., Quebec City, Quebec

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Assigned to “D” Company


The battalion trained in the Belleville, Ontario area


Jun 17, 1915

Embarked the SS Missanabie in Montreal, Quebec



Jul 3, 1915

Disembarked in Plymouth, England and proceeded to Shorncliffe and then on to Lydd to continue training


Sep 24, 1915

The 39th Battalion moved to West Sandling to continue training


Dec 13, 1915

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 14, 1915

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 306 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Dec 25, 1915

After leaving the base depot Private Krampe joined the 21st Battalion in Division Reserve billets in Ridgewood, Belgium


Apr 10, 1916

During a severe artillery attack at the St. Eloi Craters, Private Krampe received shrapnel wounds to his left buttock and ankle.  After receiving first aid from the Medical Officer, he was admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for further treatment


Apr 11, 1916

Transferred to the St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital in Etaples where surgery was performed to remove the shrapnel


Apr 21, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Dieppe


On arrival in England he was admitted to the 1st Scottish General Hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland where surgery was performed to remove additional shrapnel fragments

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


Aug 17, 1916

Transferred to the King’s Canadian Red Cross Convalescent Hospital in Bushy Park, Hampton Hill


Oct 30, 1916

Discharged from hospital with a recommendation for 8 weeks of Physical Training


Nov 3, 1916

Attached to the CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) and sent to the St. Leonard’s Hospital in Stonehaven, Scotland to recuperate and for physical therapy

Mar 10, 1917

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


May 10, 1917

Following his discharge from hospital he was transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford, England


Jun 5, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 6, 1917

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Jun 23, 1917

After leaving the base depot he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin


Jul 20, 1917

Private Joseph Krampe was killed in action while still with the entrenching battalion.  He had been sent out on a work party near Angres, France and was subsequently buried in the nearby Bully Communal Cemetery


Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his brother, Fred Krampe, 38 Conroy St., Quebec City, Quebec

There was no Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll or Memorial Cross issued

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