Earnest Wellington Nugent

Jun 1, 1894

Born in Fenelon Falls, Ontario to Joseph and Ellen Jane (nee Doogan) Nugent


Nov 15, 1915

Attested into the 109th Battalion CEF in Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Ø  Number 725519

Ø  Next of kin given as Ellen Jane Nugent, mother, Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Methodist

Ø  Assigned to “C” Company

He was shown on the payroll of the 93rd Battalion from this date until November 24, 1915


Jul 23, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the Bordon Camp, near Longmoor, Hampshire


Aug 16, 1916

The battalion moved to Bramshott to continue training


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 917 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 22, 1916

After leaving the base depot he joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay


May 19, 1917

Attached to the 4th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery for duty


May 25, 1917

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Haematuria (blood in his urine) and was transferred the same day to the No. 5 Field Ambulance


Jun 3, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Oct 12, 1917

Ceased to be attached to the trench mortar battery and rejoined the 21st Battalion


Nov 8, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Dec 15, 1917

Private Nugent received a shrapnel wound to his hand and after being given first aid at the field ambulance was transferred to the No. 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Dec 17, 1917

Transferred via the No. 31 AT (Ambulance Train) to the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples


Dec 20, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck


On arrival in England he was admitted to the 1st Western General Hospital at Fazakerley, Liverpool

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


Jan 29, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Bearwood Park


Feb 9, 1918

Transferred to the No. 1 Reading War Hospital in Berkshire and Scabies was added to the diagnosis


Mar 2, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Bearwood Park


Mar 15, 1918

Discharged from hospital and attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) in Bramshott


Mar 31, 1918

Ceased to be attached to the convalescent depot and reposted to the EORD


Apr 4, 1918

Admitted to the Etchinghill Hospital, Lyminge, Kent with a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined).  This was later changed to read VDS (Venereal Disease Syphilis)


Oct 3, 1918

Discharged from hospital and attached to the 3rd CCD in Seaford


Nov 27, 1918

Discharged from the convalescent depot and attached to the EORD Depot Company in Witley


Feb 22, 1919

Transferred to the MD # 3 Wing in Rhyl pending return to Canada


Mar 19, 1919

Embarked the SS Minnekahda in Liverpool



Mar 27, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario


Mar 29, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 91598

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Following his discharge the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Fenelon Falls


Jun 1, 1935

Shown on the 1935 Voter list as living in Fenelon Falls and occupation listed as Gentleman


Jun 13, 1949

Shown on the 1949 Voter list as living at 27 Langley Ave., Toronto, Ontario and his occupation is listed as Radio Engineer


Apr 29, 1957

Shown on the 1957 Voter list as living at 38 Pauline Ave., Toronto, Ontario and his occupation is listed as Retired


Jun 11, 1959

Earnest Nugent died in the Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and was buried in the Fenelon Falls Cemetery



Earnest Nugent is honoured on the Fenelon Falls War Memorial
for having served at the front


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