Waste (William) Evanow Nezboratsky

Apr 10, 1886

Born in Selo Weshnaishuk, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Russia (now part of the Ukraine)


Jul 15, 1915

Attested into the 59th Battalion CEF in Barriefield, Ontario

Ø  Number 455119

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Maria Nezboratsky, wife, Selo Weshnaishuk, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Russia

Ø  Previous occupation given as Blacksmith

Ø  Previous military experience given as 5th Zomorske Polk

Ø  Religion given as Greek Church of England

Ø  Assigned to the battalion’s 2nd Reinforcing Draft

It is apparent that he could not read or write as he signed with an “X” and it is noted as “his mark”.  This accounts for the errors in spelling of his home address and where he was born, as his accent would have been difficult for clerks to properly interpret what he was saying.

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area


Nov 13, 1915

The 2nd Reinforcing Draft embarked the SS Missanabie in Montreal, Quebec



Nov 23, 1915

Disembarked in Plymouth, England and the draft proceeded to the West Sandling Camp where the men were absorbed into the 39th Reserve Battalion to continue training


May 25, 1916

Transferred to the CPTD (Canadian Pioneer Training Depot) in Crowborough


Jul 13, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jul 18, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 44 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 8, 1916

After leaving the base depot, Private Nezboratsky joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the Halifax Camp, near Reningelst, Belgium


Aug 22, 1916

After leaving the entrenching battalion he joined the 21st Battalion in the Quebec Camp, near Poperinge, Belgium


Aug 15, 1917

During the battalion’s attack on Hill 70 near Lens, France, Private Nezboratsky received a shrapnel wound to his left leg causing a compound fracture.  He was evacuated to a nearby field ambulance for first aid


Aug 18, 1917

Transferred to the No. 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment.


Aug 20, 1917

Transferred via the No. 27 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 18 General Hospital in Camiers


Aug 30, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St David


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Berrington War Hospital, Shrewsbury

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Nov 14, 1917

Transferred to the Convalescent Hospital in Bearwood Park, Epsom


Mar 13, 1918

Transferred to the No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Kirkdale, Liverpool


Apr 15, 1918

Invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Araguaya, embarking in Liverpool



Apr 25, 1918

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario for further treatment


Apr 30, 1918

Admitted to the Queen’s University Military Hospital in Kingston.  X-rays on admission show several pieces of shrapnel remaining his leg and that he walks with a cane.


Jul 2, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Kingston, Ontario

Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 64 Centre Ave., Toronto, Ontario


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