William James "Rusty" Marshall

Apr 19, 1880

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to James and Mira (nee Gardener) Marshall


Nov 11, 1907

Married to Kathleen Orser in Kingston, Ontario

His occupation was listed as Soldier


May 18, 1911

Volunteered with the 14th PWOR (Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment)

Ø  Number 1495

Ø  Posted to “D” Company


May 13, 1912

Posted to “A” Company with the rank of Private

The 1912 Kingston City Directory shows him living at 218 Princess Street and employed as a Driver for W.J. Crothers, Biscuit Manufacturer, Wellington St., Kingston


Jul 1, 1913

Shown on the 14th Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment payroll with the rank of Corporal


Jun 22, 1914

Attended the training camp in Petawawa, Ontario until June 25 with 14th Regiment with the rank of Corporal


Jul 2, 1914

Shown on the 14th Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment payroll with the rank of Corporal


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59638 (temporary number 94)

Ø  Next of kin given as Kathleen Marshall, wife, 218 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Baker

Ø  Previous military experience given as RCHA for 4 years and the 14th Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “A” Company

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


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 3, 1915

Fined $2.00 for being drunk and having liquor in his possession


Jul 22, 1915

Restricted to half pay for 1 month for misconduct




Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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




Jan 4, 1916

Sentenced to 21 days Field Punishment No. 1 for being drunk


Jan 9, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Bronchitis and transferred to the Division Rest Station in Godewaersvelde, France


Jan 19, 1916

Transferred to the No. 50 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) at Hazebrook, France


Jan 21, 1916

Transferred to the NMDCCS (North Midland Casualty Clearing Station) at Mont des Cats, France


Jan 22, 1916

Transferred to the No. 24 General Hospital in Etaples, France


Feb 17, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Dieppe


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Dane John VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) Hospital in Canterbury

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


Mar 16, 1916

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


Apr 4, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Monks Horton


May 7, 1916

Tested positive for Pulmonary Tuberculosis


May 8, 1916

Transferred to the Moore Barracks Hospital and the diagnosis was changed to read Pulmonary TB (Tuberculosis)


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital


Jul 12, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Liverpool



Jul 18, 1916

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Jul 21, 1916

Medical Board in Quebec City notes

Ø  Man suffers from Pulmonary Tuberculosis caused by exposure in the trenches at the front

Ø  Incapacity is listed as Total

Ø  Board recommends he be placed in a Sanatorium in Kingston, Ontario


Jul 25, 1916

Taken On Strength Military District No. 3 in Kingston, Ontario

Admitted to the Richardson Convalescent Home in Kingston




Jan 4, 1917

Medical Board in Kingston notes

Ø  Admitted to Kingston hospital with a diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Ø  TB test is now negative

Ø  Man is 41 years old but looks to be 47 years of age

Ø  Has recovered from his disability but is too old for further service

Ø  Board recommends he be discharged due to over age


Jan 11, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jul 21, 1917

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Kingston, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 218 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario




Sep 13, 1940

William James Marshall died at his home in Kingston of Bronchitis.  His death was considered to due to his service at the front and he was buried in the Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario



Following his death, the Memorial Cross was sent to his widow at 131 Chatham St., Kingston, Ontario

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