William Henry Leworthy



Jun 7, 1897

Born at Tweed Ontario 

According to the 1901 Census, his birth date was June 7, 1898, while the 1911 Census (listed as Leaworthy) lists his birth as June 1897


Jan 5, 1916

Attested into the 155th Battalion at Tweed Ontario 

Ø      Number 636229

Ø      Next of kin given as Henry & Elizia Leworthy (parents) of Tweed Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

o       Later noted as Steel Moulder

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Oct 18, 1916

Embarked the SS Northland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 28, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Dec 5, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

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


Dec 7, 1916

Left to join unit


Dec 8, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to “C” Company 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve at Bully Grenay


Aug 17, 1917

Admitted to No 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with shrapnel wounds to left leg and left wrist from a High Explosive Artillery Shell 

These wounds were received during the attack at Hill 70


Aug 22, 1917

Invalided to England aboard Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth



Aug 23, 1917

Admitted to No 4 Southern General Hospital at Plymouth 

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


Oct 9, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bear Wood, Wokingham


Nov 3, 1917

Transferred to No 5 Canadian General Hospital at Kirkdale, Liverpool


Nov 19, 1917

Invalided to Canada aboard Hospital Ship Araguaya



Nov 28, 1917

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Dec 7, 1917

Admitted to Queen’s University Military Hospital at Kingston


Mar 13, 1918

Medical Board at Kingston Ontario notes: 

Ø      Suffers from effects of shrapnel wounds to left leg and left wrist

Ø      Left arm was fractured but healed

Ø      Suffers constant pain in left leg

Ø      Toes drag when he walks because he cannot raise his foot

Ø      Loss of feeling in left foot

Ø      Disability set at 30%

Ø      Recommends discharge as Medically Unfit


Mar 28, 1918

Discharged from hospital


Mar 31, 1918

Discharged at Kingston Ontario 

Discharged as Medically Unfit.  Proposed residence on discharge – Tweed Ontario


Jul 7, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Minnie Ave, Tweed Ontario


Jan 11, 1952



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