Cecil Sargent Morris

Jan 28, 1889

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to Alfred Sargent and Kate Beatrice (nee Beard) Morris


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59675 (temporary number 902)

Ø  Next of kin given as Kate Morris, mother, 39 Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Painter

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “H” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” 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


Jan 3, 1916

While in the front line near Voormezeele, Belgium, Private Morris received a sprained his ankle and a mild concussion from the explosion of an enemy artillery shell and was treated by the battalion’s Medical Officer


Jan 7, 1916

Evacuated to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for further treatment


Jan 8, 1916

Transferred to the Division Rest Station at Godewaersvelde, France to continue his recovery


Jan 26, 1916

While in the rest station, Private Morris developed Laryngitis and was transferred to the No. 23 General Hospital in Etaples, France


Feb 24, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Dieppe


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the No. 2 Eastern General Hospital in Brighton

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


Mar 14, 1916

Transferred to the Monks Horton Canadian Convalescent Hospital


Mar 29, 1916

Transferred to the Hillingdon House Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Uxbridge and the diagnosis was changed to read VDH (Valvular Disorder of the Heart)


Apr 22, 1916

Attached to the 1st CCD (Canadian Command Depot) for 4 weeks of Physical Training at the Monks Horton Canadian Convalescent Hospital


May 9, 1916

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling


may 23, 1916

Forfeited 3 day’s pay for being dirty on parade


Jun 3, 1916

Granted 3 days leave


Jun 24, 1916

Ceased to be attached to the command depot and reported to the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre and attached to the 1st CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Bath


Jul 12, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Liverpool



Jul 18, 1916

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Jul 22, 1916

Medical Board in Quebec City notes

Ø  Patient suffers from Valvular Heart Disease with Aortic Regurgitation

Ø  Is short of breath and suffers dizzy spells

Ø  Heart is enlarged and murmurs are present

Ø  Board recommends 3 months in a Convalescent Home


Nov 27, 1916

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 169 Sunnyside Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 1125 Bank St., Ottawa, Ontario


Feb 1, 1918

Married to Jean Irene Davies in the St. Mathews Church Ottawa, Ontario

Following the war, Cecil Morris was employed by the Queen’s Printer in Ottawa


May 14, 1961

Cecil Sargeant Morris died in Burritts Rapids, Ontario and was buried in the Christ Church Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario




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