Edward Charles "Ted" Maidman

Jan 30, 1893

Born in Southampton, England to Richard Joseph and Ada Maud (nee Gill) Maidman


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59627 (temporary number 325)

Ø  Next of kin given as Ada Maud Maidman, mother, Ferndale Leighton Road, Southampton, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Steward

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to 6 Platoon, “C” Company

o   This was later reorganized into 6 Platoon, “B” Company

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


Jan 30, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days detention for an unrecorded offence


Feb 6, 1915

Fined $2.00 for an unrecorded offence


Feb 16, 1915

Admitted to Kingston hospital with a diagnosis that reads Pneumonia.  There is no recorded date for his discharge


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


Jun 14, 1915

Fined $6.00 for being drunk


Jul 24, 1915

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for being absent


Aug 30, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Sep 2, 1915

Reported for duty and forfeited 4 day’s pay for his absence


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Sep 20, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment No. 2 for falling out of the line of march without permission


Nov 14, 1915

Proceeded on the Bombing Course


Nov 21, 1915

Rejoined the battalion from course and posted to the “B” Company Bombing Section


Oct 24, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Nov 4, 1916

Admitted to Shepherd’s Bush Military Orthopedic Hospital while on leave with a diagnosis that reads Abscess on Heal

It is of interest that his mother was living in Shepherd’s Bush at the time


Nov 9, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital and reported to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) in Hastings


Nov 13, 1916

Medical Board in Shoreham notes

Ø  Abscess on heel has healed

Ø  Man complains of chest pain and a cough but no cause for this could be found

Ø  Board recommends 4 weeks of Physical Training


Nov 17, 1916

Attached to the CCD (Canadian Command Depot) for 4 weeks of physical training at the St. Leonard’s Hospital


Dec 26, 1916

Sentenced to 5 days Field Punishment No. 2 for being drunk


Jan 31, 1917

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in East Sandling


Feb 16, 1917

Sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment No. 2 for being drunk


Mar 6, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 26 reinforcements and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 2, 1917

After leaving the base depot, he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin, France and part of a draft of 53 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


Apr 17, 1917

After leaving the entrenching battalion, Private Maidman rejoined the 21st Battalion near Neuville Saint Vaast, France


Aug 4, 1917

Admitted to the No. 25 General Hospital in Hardelot, France with a diagnosis that reads Scabies


Sep 27, 1917

Discharged to the Marlboro Details Camp


Sep 30, 1917

Joined the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France


Oct 7, 1917

After leaving the base depot, he joined the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Villers au Bois, France


Dec 14, 1917

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Maidman rejoined the 21st Battalion near Acheville, France


Dec 30, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 14, 1918

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Dec 2, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 23, 1918

Arrived at the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp in Aubin St. Vaast, France from leave


Dec 26, 1918

Private Maidman rejoined the 21st Battalion in Seigburg, Germany


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre


On arrival in England, he was posted to the “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279778

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Coburg, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Cobourg, Ontario


May 8, 1920

Married to Vera Raynor in Cobourg, Ontario.  At the time he stated his occupation was Painter

In July of 1959 Ted and his wife Vera, visited England for a vacation


Jul 20, 1963

Edward Charles Maidman died while a patient of the Oshawa General Hospital, Oshawa, Ontario


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