Lewis Edwin Taylor





Jan 4, 1896

Born at Bobcaygeon Ontario


Dec 10, 1915

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Bobcaygeon Ontario 

Ø     Number 725540

Ø     Next of kin given as Mrs Thomas (Martha) Taylor (mother) of Bobcaygeon Ontario

Ø     Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø     No previous military experience given

Ø     Religion given as Methodist

Ø     Assigned to “C” Company


Jul 6, 1916

Particulars of Family form filled in: 

Ø     Stated to be single

Ø     Father not alive

Ø     Mother alive – Martha Taylor of Bobcaygeon Ontario

Ø     No children


Jul 24, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


Oct 5, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to the 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Oct 20, 1916

Left to join unit


Oct 22, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve in the Bully Grenay area


Dec 25, 1916

Returned to duty from Sniping Course 

There is no date given for his departure to go on the course


Aug 8, 1917

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to the Divisional Rest Station with a GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to right elbow


Aug 16, 1917

Transferred to No 18 General Hospital at Camiers


Aug 25, 1917

Transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital at Rouen


Sep 5, 1917

Transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot


Sep 14, 1917

Discharged from Convalescent Depot and TOS No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples and assigned to “A” Company (for rehabilitation)


Sep 27, 1917

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) and joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Dec 14, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the Field 

The Battalion was in the front line in the Acheville Section


Dec 24, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 8, 1918

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Mar 4, 1918

Admitted to No 6 CFA with wounds to left thigh and left hand, then transferred to No 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Mar 5, 1918

Transferred via No 35 AT (Ambulance Transport) to No 22 General Hospital


Mar 12, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Stad Antwerpen


Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while recovering from wounds 

Admitted to Red Cross Military Hospital at St Leonard’s, Eastbourne


May 22, 1918

Developed symptoms of Tuberculosis, Pleurisy and Peritonitis.  Transferred to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Sussex.  His case history on admission states: 

Ø     Complains of pain across whole abdomen, nausea and vomiting at times.

Ø     Feels very weak

Ø     Constipated

Ø     Symptoms have persisted for past 3 weeks

Ø     Father died of TB

Ø     In December of 1917 suffered from cramps in bowel for 2 weeks and has felt weak ever since

Ø     Suffered from Shrapnel wounds in France but those wounds have healed


Jun 28, 1918

Transferred to Canadian Special Hospital at Lenham, Kent


Jul 11, 1918

Medical Board at Lenham recommends that patient be invalided to Canada for treatment of Tuberculosis


Sep 20, 1918

Invalided to Canada for further medical treatment.  Embarked the Hospital Ship Neuralia at Liverpool



Oct 1, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Oct 4, 1918

Posted to QMH (Queen’s Military Hospital) Casualty Company at Kingston Ontario and admitted to Hospital


Oct 9, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until October 23, 1918


Oct 24, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until November 2, 1918


Dec 23, 1918

Granted leave with subsistence until December 30, 1918


Jan 4, 1919

Admitted to QMH Kingston with cough and loss of weight.  Treated with extra diet and Syrup


Jan 9, 1919

Medical Board at QMH Kingston notes: 

Ø     Has history of being easily fatigued in France

Ø     Developed Pleurisy with Effusion while in hospital recovering from wounds

Ø     Lost weight while in hospitals in England but is regaining lost weight now

Ø     Appetite and general condition good

Ø     Shrapnel wounds have all healed

Ø     No further treatment is recommended but outdoor life in the country is preferable

Ø     Condition is probably permanent

Ø     Recommend patient be discharged from the service with a pensionable disability due to service


Jan 15, 1919

Discharged from Hospital to the Casualty Company at MD (Military District) #3, Kingston


Jan 22, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø     Proposed residence on discharge – Bobcaygeon Ontario

Ø     Discharged as Medically Unfit for further service


Feb 22, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to c/o T Vascor at Clark’s Crossing, Saskatchewan


Dec 13, 1982

Deceased at Port Hope Ontario


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