Ernest Maurice Maides

Nov 1, 1894

Born in Midhurst, Surrey, England


Oct 19, 1914

Shown on the payroll of the 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment in Almonte, Ontario


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59626 (temporary number 446)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. A Maides, mother, 9 Roedale Road, Brighton, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

o   Later noted as Baker

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to “D” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “B” Company

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


As reported in the Kingston newspaper, he was pretty good with a rifle
but the reporter got his initials wrong


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


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Oct 11, 1915

Admitted to the Division Rest Station at Locre, Belgium with a diagnosis that reads Diarrhea


Oct 16, 1915

Discharged to duty and rejoined the battalion


Feb 23, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance and transferred to the Division Rest Station with a diagnosis that reads Infected Feet (Trench Foot)


Feb 29, 1916

Discharged to duty and rejoined the battalion


May 15, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


May 24, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Sep 16, 1916

During severe fighting south of Courcelette, France, Private Maides received a shrapnel wound that entered his back and penetrated his left lung.  He was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to a casualty clearing station for treatment


Sep 19, 1916

Transferred to the No. 23 General Hospital in Etaples


Sep 29, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Carisbrook Castle


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester

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


Oct 23, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Nov 27, 1916

Discharged from hospital and reported to the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre in Hastings


Dec 1, 1916

Attached to the Garrison Duty Depot for light duties


Mar 2, 1917

Transferred to the 4th CLB (Canadian Labour Battalion) in Seaford


Mar 14, 1917

Embarked the SS Donegal in Southampton



Mar 15, 1917

Disembarked in Havre, France and the 4th Labour Battalion proceeded to the No. 1 Large Rest Camp near Havre


Jun 15, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Oct 13, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 24, 1917

Rejoined the labour battalion in Ypres, Belgium from leave


Dec 4, 1917

Proceeded to the General Base Depot in Etaples, France and classified B1, meaning he was fit for base duty only


Dec 23, 1917

His medical classification was changed and he rejoined the 4th Labour Battalion in Souchez, France


Mar 31, 1918

The 4th Canadian Labour Battalion was renamed the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Battalion


May 31, 1918

Admitted to the No. 61 Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin), sometimes referred to as Trench Fever.  Transferred the same day to the No. 57 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Jun 3, 1918

Transferred via the No. 36 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 16 USA General Hospital in Le Treport


Jun 8, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Carisbrook Castle


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham

Transferred to the General Depot for pay purposes while in hospital


Aug 2, 1918

Discharged from hospital with sick leave until August 12, 1918 with instructions to report to the 2nd Canadian Command Depot on completion of his leave for physical training

Attached to the 2nd CCD (Canadian Command Depot), Bramshott


Aug 30, 1918

Attached to the 1st Canadian Command Depot


Oct 25, 1918

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Mar 27, 1919

Medical Board in Seaford notes

Ø  Shrapnel entered left side of his back and entered his left lung on September 16, 1916

Ø  X-Ray shows a shrapnel piece ½ inch X ¾ inch in left lung that moves up and down on respiration

Ø  Patient complains of pain in chest on exertion

Ø  Removal of shrapnel is not recommended

Ø  Man cannot do heavy work

Ø  Board recommends he be discharged from service


Apr 22, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in London, England

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 9 Roedale Road, Brighton, England

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 9 Roedale Road, Brighton, England


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