Charles Patten




Mar 31, 1886

Born at London England


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59777 (temporary number 331)

Ø      Next of kin given as Rose Patten (mother) of 59 Danby St., London England

o       Later changed to c/o Mr E. Gibbs, 23 Keston Rd., East Dulwich, London England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Miller

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Stated to be single

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


Jan 25, 1915

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent


Jun 7, 1915

Promoted to rank of Corporal


Aug 30, 1915

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant to replace L/Sgt Airth who was promoted


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the SS St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Jan 11, 1916

Promoted to rank of Sergeant to replace Sgt WE Measor who was promoted


Mar 20, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Jun 15, 1916

Admitted to No 25 General Hospital at Hardelot with slight shrapnel wounds


Jun 22, 1916

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis


TOS CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) Folkestone and admitted to Chipstead VAD Hospital at Seven Oaks


Jul 21, 1916

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park, Epspom


Sep 1, 1916

Discharged from hospital to CCAC


Sep 6, 1916

Medical Board at Folkestone declares him fit for duty and posted to the 39th Reserve Battalion


Oct 28, 1916

Embarked the SS Scandinavian and proceeded to Canada on Escort Duty, with furlough until December 8, 1916



Nov 6, 1916

Disembarked at Quebec City


Dec 13, 1916

Disembarked in England (embarkation date, port, and ship not recorded)


Jan 4, 1917

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jan 5, 1917

Appointed Acting CQMS (Company Quartermaster Sergeant)


Mar 19, 1917

Appointed Acting Assistant RQMS with pay


Oct 17, 1917

Appointed Acting RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major) with acting rank of Warrant Officer 1st Class while employed


Jan 22, 1918

Granted permission to marry


Feb 21, 1918

Married to Alice Abbott Corn at the Parish Church, St John’s Dulwich


Aug 13, 1918

Name Brought to The Notice of The Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with the war.


Jun 18, 1919

Posted to No 3 Regimental Group at Witley


Aug 6, 1919

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


Aug 15, 1919

Embarked the RMS Melita at Liverpool



Aug 22, 1919

Disembarked at Quebec City, Quebec and TOS Quebec Depot Clearing Services Command


Aug 23, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Quebec City 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 321787

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge GPO (General Post Office) Baltimore Ontario

Ø      2 dependants noted


Nov 5, 1920

Awarded the Medaille d’Honneur Avec Glaives “en Argent” as per the London Gazette #32113



Sep 21, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to GPO Baltimore Ontario


Dec 3, 1961

Deceased at Oshawa Ontario 


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