George Newson



Aug 17, 1898

Born in Great Yarmouth England


Nov 27, 1916

Attested at Wellington Ontario into the 254th Battalion 

Ø      Number 1093057

Ø      Next of kin given as Mary Newson (mother) of Rose Hall Ontario

Ø      Occupation given as “Farmer”

Ø      Present address given as Rose Hall Ontario

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as “Methodist”

Ø      Chest measurement given as 87”, an obvious error as that would make him a very large man given that he was only 69” tall.  A medical form completed the same day gives his chest as 33” with an expansion of 4”.  The obvious measurement then should have been 37”, not 87”.


May 18, 1917

Transferred to No 3 Special Service Company


May 29, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax 



Jun 1, 1917

Pay assignment of $15 per month began for mother, Mrs Mary Newson


Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jun 10, 1917

Transferred to and TOS (Taken On Strength) 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Sep 2, 1917

Drafted to the 21st Battalion at Seaford and TOS (Taken On Strength) at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Details) also referred to as CDBD (Canadian Depot Base Details)


Sep 14, 1917

Left for CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Rein Camp) in France


Sep 16, 1917

Arrived at CC Rein C (also known as CCRC)


Mar 14, 1918

Left to join 21st Battalion in the field


Mar 15, 1918

Joined battalion in the field


Oct 12, 1918

Sent to 9 CFA (9 Canadian Field Ambulance) CCC (Casualty Clearing Station) with Gun Shot Wound to left hand (alternately referred to as GSW or SW)


Oct 13, 1918

Admitted No 22 General Hospital at Camiers, France, with a gun shot wound to his left hand


Oct 16, 1918

Admitted to No 6 Convalescent Hospital at Etaples, France


Oct 18, 1918

Discharged to base from hospital


Oct 19, 1918

Arrived at CIBD


Oct 23, 1918

Sent to CC Rein C


Oct 25, 1918

Left for 21st Battalion in the field


Oct 28, 1918

Joined Battalion in the field


Dec 21, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Mar 2, 1919

Admitted to No 6 Canadian Field Ambulance with influenza


Mar 7, 1919

Discharged to duty from hospital and joined Battalion in Belgium


Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 4, 1919

TOS (Taken On Strength) “P” Wing at Witley for processing pending discharge in Canada


May 13, 1919

SOS (Struck Off Strength) to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool  



May 24, 1919

Discharged at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Awarded War Service Badge Class “A”, No. 272511

Ø      Proposed address on discharge – Wellington Ontario


Nov 30, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to Wellington Ontario


Dec 11, 1948

Deceased and buried in the Wellington, Ontario Cemetery with both a family headstone and a military marker


Oct 5, 1987

It appears that a replacement set of medals (British War Medal and Victory Medal) were sent to Wellington Ontario (probably to a George Newson) 


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