Herbert Thomas Muspratt

Jun 14, 1893

Born in Winterslow, Wiltshire, England


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

 Ø  Number 59693 (temporary number 785)

Ø  Next of kin given as Thomas Muspratt, father, 40 the Friary, Salisbury, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

o   This was later recorded as Grocer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Assigned to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries

Herbert’s brother Albert Muspratt, also volunteered with the 21st Battalion but was discharged as Medically unfit after 1 month


Feb 2, 1915

Appointed to the provisional rank of Lance Corporal with pay


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 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of Lance Corporal


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Dec 18, 1915

His brother Albert attested into the 136th Battalion in Millbrook, Ontario


Jan 12, 1916

Promoted to the rank of Corporal to replace L/Cpl Martin 59641 who had been transferred to the 3rd Tunnelling Company


Apr 13, 1916

Admitted to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Varicose Veins.  He was transferred the same day to the No. 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) and after evaluation was put aboard the No. 18 AT (Ambulance Train) and transported to the No. 22 General Hospital in Camiers for treatment


Apr 17, 1916

Medical board classified him TB (Temporary Base) meaning he is only fit for base duty.  Discharged to the base depot in Boulogne


May 6, 1916

After being declared fit for duty he rejoined the 21st Battalion in the “B” Camp near La Clytte, Belgium


May 15, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Lance Sergeant with pay to replace L/Sgt James 59501 who had been invalided to England


May 22, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


May 31, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jun 30, 1916

Brother Albert Muspratt was discharged from the 136th Battalion as Medically Unfit


Jul 17, 1916

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant to replace Sgt Kerrison 59544 who had been invalided to England


Oct 13, 1916

Attended the No. 1 Convalescent Depot in Boulogne with a diagnosis that reads Varicose Veins and discharged the same day to the base details after being classified “C” meaning that he was fit for service in England only


Oct 16, 1916

Joined the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre


Oct 20, 1916

Invalided to England

On arrival in England he was evaluated before being admitted to the St Leonard’s Hospital in Stonehaven, Scotland

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


Jan 17, 1917

Discharged from St Leonard’s Hospital and posted to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion in East Sandling. Shortly after the formation of the battalion it moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Mar 13, 1917

Admitted to the Military Hospital in Eastbourne with a diagnosis that reads Varicose Veins


May 4, 1917

Discharged from hospital and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Jun 11, 1917

Attached to the District Headquarters for duty as an instructor


Jun 21, 1917

Attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Jul 10, 1917

Admitted to hospital


Jul 11, 1917

Admitted to the Connaught War Hospital in Aldershot with a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined)  This was later changed to read VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea)


Jul 17, 1917

Discharged to the Depot Company, EORD in Seaford


Aug 13, 1917

Attached to the TWS (Trench Warfare School) in Bexhill for duty


Sep 8, 1917

Ceased to be attached and returned to the EORD Depot Company


Feb 14, 1918

Attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Feb 21, 1918

Granted leave with free travel


Mar 14, 1918

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Apr 8, 1918

Embarked the SS Mauritania in Liverpool



Apr 15, 1918

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Apr 22, 1918

TOS MD #3 District Depot, Kingston and attached to the Fort Henry Casualty Company


May 27, 1918

TOS No. 3 Battalion Garrison Regiment Kingston


May 30, 1918

Attached to the CMPC (Canadian Military Police Corps) in Ottawa, Ontario


Oct 9, 1918

Admitted to the Queen’s Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Inluenza


Oct 22, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital and granted 2 weeks sick leave


Nov 26, 1918

Transferred to the Kingston Detachment of the Military Police


Jan 17, 1919

Admitted to the Sydenham Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Influenza


Jan 18, 1919

Transferred to the Queen’s Military Hospital, Kingston


Jan 27, 1919

Discharged from hospital with a recommendation for sick leave


Apr 30, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

 Ø  Rank on discharge Sergeant

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Millbrook, Ontario

Following his discharge the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 40 the Friary, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

After his arrival in England he married Lily Kate


Dec 11, 1942

Herbert Muspratt died on this date in Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England


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