Mortimer Francis Mowry

Mar 6, 1892

Born in Peterborough, Ontario to Mortimer Blake and Margaret Ann (nee Logan) Mowry


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59680 (temporary number 554)

Ø  Next of kin given as Chester Mowry, brother, 597 Bolivar St., Peterborough, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Electrician

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

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


Jan 19, 1915

Admitted to the Queen Street Military Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Tonsilitis


Jan 25, 1915

Transferred to the Kingston General Hospital then discharged to duty


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


Jul 6, 1915

Forfeited 2 day’s pay for being absent


Jul 18, 1915

Admitted to the Moore Barracks Military Hospital in Shorncliffe with a diagnosis that reads Epilepsy

On admission he reported a number of episodes where he had seizures and became unconscious.  He suffers from headaches and is weak.  The first episode was May 25, 1915.


Jul 28, 1915

Medical Board at the Moore Barracks Hospital recommends he be returned to Canada for discharge


Aug 21, 1915

Posted to the Base Details in West Sandling for pay purposes while in hospital


Aug 26, 1915

Discharged to the base details in West Sandling from hospital


Oct 1, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Liverpool



Oct 10, 1915

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Oct 16, 1915

Discharged from the CEF in Quebec City, Quebec

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “B”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 573 Sherbrooke St., Peterborough, Ontario

Following the end of the war the British War Medal was sent to him at 18 Russell St., Toronto, Ontario


Mortimer Francis Mowry is remembered on the Wall of Honour in
Peterborough, Ontario




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