Reginald Francis Trevor

Aug 14, 1896

Born in Taunton, England to Edward Francis and Mary Ann (nee Sheppard) Trevor


Aug 23, 1913

Embarked the SS Royal Edward in Avonmouth, England with his mother and 1 brother


Aug 30, 1913

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Brockville, Ontario to join his father who had come to Canada at an earlier date.


Jun 9, 1914

Joined the Metropolitan Bank at North Augusta, Ontario as a Bank Clerk


Nov 3, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59996 (temporary number 127)

Ø  Next of kin given as Edward F. Trevor, father, 9 Letitia St., Brockville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Bank Clerk

Ø  Previous military experience given as 1 year in the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles, Canadian Militia

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Assigned to “A” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Aug 31, 1915

Declared to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Sep 2, 1915

Reported for duty and forfeited 3 days pay for his absence


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Nov 27, 1915

While the battalion was in the front line trenches on the Ypres Salient near St. Eloi (Elooi), Belgium, Private Reginald Trevor was killed while sleeping in his dugout by the nose cap of an artillery shell when it exploded nearby.  The 21st Battalion’s War Diary records in part “This was a bad day for the Battalion having 6 killed including one officer”.  Private Trevor was buried a few days later in the Ridgewood Military Cemetery, Voormezeele, Belgium.


 Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Mr. E.F. Trevor, 9 Letitia St., Brockville, Ontario

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. M.A. Trevor, at the same address


Reginald Francis Trevor is honoured and remembered in
the Bank of Nova Scotia Archives



Reginald Francis Trevor is also honoured and remembered on a plaque in
the St. Lawrence Anglican Church in Brockville, Ontairo

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