Edward Gerald "Chick" Taylor

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Feb 21, 1894

Born to Edward James and Catherine Ann (nee Currie) Taylor at Hamilton Ontario


May 18, 1911

Sworn into the 14th Regiment, Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles and assigned to “D” Company


May 2, 1912

Posted to “B” Company


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59956 (Temporary number 24)

Ø      Next of kin given as Edward Taylor, father, of 209 Alfred St, Kingston Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Plumber

Ø      Previous military experience given as 4 years in the 14th Regiment, Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


Nov 19, 1914

Promoted to the provisional rank of Sergeant


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec


May 15, 1915

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


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in the rank of Sergeant


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Mar 17, 1916

Severely reprimanded for overstaying a pass for less than 6 hours


Apr 3, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Apr 12, 1916

Rejoined the Battalion from leave


Sep 17, 1916

Appointed to be CSM (Company Sergeant Major) to replace CSM A Jarrett 59503, who had been wounded and invalided to England


Sep 18, 1916

Promoted to rank of WO (Warrant Officer) Class II


Mar 9, 1917

Admitted to No 2 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with ICT (inter-connective tissue) infection of the left foot


Mar 11, 1917

Transferred to No 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Mar 18, 1917

Transferred via No 14 AT (Ambulance Train)


Mar 19, 1917

Admitted to No 22 General Hospital at Dannes Camiers


Mar 31, 1917

Transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot at Etaples


Apr 6, 1917

Transferred to No 5 Convalescent Depot at Cayeux


Apr 20, 1917

Discharged to Base Depot


Apr 22, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


May 2, 1917

Left the CBD to rejoin the 21st Battalion


Oct 21, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Poperinghe Belgium for employment at that staging camp


Nov 29, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion at the Suburban Camp at Villers au Bois


Oct 14, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Nov 1, 1918

Admitted to King George Stanford Hospital, London, while on leave in England diagnosed with Influenza 

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


Nov 12, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Nov 27, 1918

Discharged from hospital and granted sick leave until December 12, 1918, at which time he was to report to the 6th Reserve Battalion 

TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Dec 13, 1918

Attached to MD #3 at Kinmel Park, Rhyl, pending return to Canada


Dec 31, 1918

Mentioned in Despatches per London Gazette #31089


Jan 11, 1919

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Southampton


Jan 17, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Jan 20, 1919

TOS the Casualty Company at Kingston


Feb 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 60320

Ø      Rank on discharge CSM

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 209 Alfred St, Kingston 

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 209 Alfred St, Kingston


Jun 28, 1921

Married to Harriet Elizabeth Harris at Kingston Ontario


Nov 14, 1980

The 3 medals mentioned above were returned to Veterans Affairs with no reason given 

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