Alexander Jackson Stevenson


Apr 11, 1880

Born at Dundee Scotland


Jan 1, 1915

Shown on payroll for the 59th Regiment, Stormont & Glengarry


Jan 19, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion at Cornwall Ontario 

Ø      Number 633213

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Agnes Stevenson (mother) of 19 Stobswell Road, Dundee Scotland

o       Address later changed to read 3 Eliza St, Dundee Scotland.  He stated that his father was not alive

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

o       Later changed to read Surveyor

Ø      Previous military experience given as 59th Regiment Stormont & Glengarry Canal Guard for 16 months

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Appointed to Provisional rank of Sgt


Oct 14, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his mother at 3 Eliza St, Dundee Scotland.


Oct 25, 1916

Appointed to rank of Acting Sgt 

Embarked the SS Mauretania at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Nov 1, 1916

Assigned to the Transport Section as the Transport Sgt


Jan 31, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling Camp


May 3, 1917

Reverts to rank of Pte at his own request in order to proceed to the front 

Posted to the 21st Battalion


May 4, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


May 31, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion had just relieved the 18th Battalion in the new front line at Vimy Ridge.  It is most likely that Pte Stevenson joined the Transport Section in the Rear Detail some distance from the front line.


Aug 16, 1917

Admitted to No 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with shrapnel wounds to leg, head and chest received during the fighting at Hill 70 

He was transferred the same day to No 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Aug 17, 1917

Transferred to No 56 General Hospital at Etaples


Aug 23, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck


Admitted to the Royal Surrey Country Hospital at Guildford 

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


Sep 15, 1917

Surgery performed to remove shrapnel pieces from behind left ear.  This was done with a local anesthetic


Sep 26, 1917

Transferred to the CCH (Canadian Convalescent Hospital) at Woodcote Park, Epsom


Feb 21, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Canadian General Hospital, Kirkdale, Liverpool


Mar 28, 1918

Invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, embarking at Liverpool



Apr 7, 1918

Posted to Military District #3 at Kingston Ontario for further treatment


Apr 9, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Apr 11, 1918

Admitted to Queen’s Military Hospital, Kingston


Jun 27, 1918

Discharged from hospital and posted to the Casualty Company at Kingston


Jul 5, 1918

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario as being Medically Unfit for further service with a pensionable disability.  Rank shown on discharge - Pte


May 12, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to him at Williamstown Ontario.  Rank shown on Medals Card is A/Sgt


Oct 25, 1948

Deceased at Williamstown Ontario

St Andrew's United Church Cemetery
Williamstown ON
Note the error on the stone for year of birth.


From the Alexandria Newspaper


Below is part of a letter he wrote to Alice, William Cattanach's youngest sister, on October 22, 1917.  On this page he mentions Clarence, who is William Cattanach's brother, while Bill refers to William Cattanach.  Walter refers to Walter Govan

Above taken at Varley's Point on the St. Lawrence River in the Summerstown, Ontario area

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