William Edward Measor



Jul 11, 1891

Born at Chapleau Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59648 (temporary number 373)

Ø      Next of kin given as Edith Madeline Measor (wife) of Pembroke Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Plumber

Ø      Previous military experience given as the Quebec Garrison Artillery

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Appointed to Provisional rank of Sgt

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “B” Company


Jan 18, 1915

Admitted to Kingston Hospital with inflamed Tonsils


Jan 26, 1915

Discharged to duty


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp near Hythe Kent


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of Sgt


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Oct 26, 1915

Proceeded to Trench Warfare School on course


Jan 11, 1916

Appointed to position of CQMS to replace CQMS HT Deane MCwBar who had been promoted to rank of WO Class II and appointed to be CSM “B” Company


Mar 20, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Nov 26, 1917

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with Gonorrhea 

Transferred same day to No 2 CFA


Dec 10, 1917

Discharged to duty


Dec 11, 1917

Rejoined Battalion in the field


Jan 20 1918

Admitted to No 6 CFA diagnosis PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) which is a fever.  This is more commonly referred to as Trench Fever 

Transferred same day to No 4 CFA


Jan 29, 1918

Discharged to duty


Mar 20, 1918

Granted 14 days leave to Paris


Mar 29, 1918

TOS 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) on arrival from leave in Paris and posted to “A” Company (Coy for convalescents) 

There is no explanation as to why he returned early from leave, but most likely due to illness


Apr 1, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Apr 6, 1918

Rejoined 21st Battalion from leave


Sep 16, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Oct 2, 1918

At duty from leave


Mar 14, 1919

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) pending return to Canada for Police Duty


Mar 17, 1919

Posted to 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 23, 1919

Posted to NBRD (New Brunswick Regimental Depot) pending return to Canada


May 6, 1919

Embarked the SS Scotian at Liverpool



May 15, 1919

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


May 17, 1919

TOS the CMPC (Canadian Military Police Corps) at MD #3, Kingston Ontario


Jul 11, 1919

Mentioned In Despatches in London Gazette 31448



Jul 23, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Intended place of residence on discharge – Pembroke Ontario


Apr 19, 1921

1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to Pembroke Ontario


Feb 10, 1960

Deceased at Banff Alberta


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