James McFaulds

Apr 13, 1891

Born in Glasgow, Scotland to William and Mary (nee Murphy) McFaulds


Apr 29, 1905

Embarked the SS Corinthian in Glasgow, Scotland with his brother Joseph, under the care of the Quarrier’s Orphanage.



May 8, 1905

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and the brothers proceeded to the Fairknowe Home, Brockville Ontario, initially opened by Mr William Quarrier from Scotland.  This home was eventually operated by the Quarrier’s charity

Below are 2 photos of the Fairknowe Home, on the left as it was in 1911 and on the right as it stood in 2011



Jan 5, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59716 (temporary number 455)

Ø  Next of kin given as Joseph McFaulds, brother, Perth, Ontario

o   His brother later attested into the CEF and proceeded to France with a different battalion

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

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.


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


Nov 8, 1915

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Bronchitis after suffering from the effects of gas poisoning from an enemy shell while on the Ypres Salient in Belgium


Nov 11, 1915

Transferred to the Division Rest Station at Loker, Belgium


Nov 20, 1915

Transferred to the Rest Station at Mont des Cats, France


Nov 29, 1915

Transferred to the No. 6 British Red Cross Hospital in Etaples, France


Dec 6, 1915

Invalided to England aboard a Hospital Ship

On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Bevan Military Hospital in Sandgate

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion for pay purposes while in hospital


Jan 6, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Monks Horton


Mar 7, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) in Folkestone


Mar 9, 1916

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Hospital in Shorncliffe for examination of suspected Phthisis


May 16, 1916

Medical report at Moore Barracks Hospital notes

Ø  Patient suffers from Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Ø  Complains of cough with sputum

Ø  Feels weak and has lost weight

Ø  He is markedly hoarse

Ø  Chest is “ill shaped”

Ø  Has Scoliosis of the spine

Ø  Recommends discharge from service as permanently unfit


May 19, 1916

Transferred to the Shorncliffe Military Hospital and the diagnosis was changed to read Tuberculosis


Jun 3, 1916

Discharged from hospital and Embarked the SS Missanabie in Liverpool



Jun 11, 1916

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec


Jun 16, 1916

Admitted to the Elmhurst Convalescent Home in Kingston, Ontario.  Following an assessment, was granted a pass to proceed home to Perth for a visit before being hospitalized for treatment


Jun 26, 1916

Transferred to the Mowatt Memorial Sanitarium Hospital in Kingston

On admission, his condition was noted as “Far advanced Pulmonary Tuberculosis”.


Feb 21, 1917

Medical Board at the Mowatt Memorial Sanitarium recommends a further 6 months of treatment in the sanitarium


Oct 15, 1917

While in hospital, he was performing light duties and received extra Duty Pay while performing those duties


Apr 18, 1918

Transferred to District Depot #3 Hospital Section in Kingston


Jul 31, 1918

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 General Delivery, Kingston, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 14 Patrick St., Kingston, Ontario


Mar 29, 1924

Married to Marion Irene Dodds in Guelph, Ontario


Sep 29, 1942

James’ son Ronald David Faulds, a member of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, fell overboard and drowned while serving as a Cook’s Assistant on HMCS Venetia.  The ship was on a training mission on Lake Ontario, approximately 2 kilometers off Grimsby, Ontario.  He was only 17 years of age and had only volunteered for service a month earlier.


Jun 22, 1961

James McFaulds died while a patient of the Beck Memorial Sanitorium in London, Ontario.  He was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Guelph, Ontario.  His death was considered to be due to his service at the front with the 21st Battalion, but no Memorial Cross was issued as he was not married until after his discharge and his mother had predeceased him.



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