Alfred "Alf" Tugwood

Thank you to Gail Tugwood Aubry for providing family photos


Alf Tugwood (on right) with his father


Alf Tugwood seated with 3 unidentified 21st Bttn members

A group of 21st Battalion veterans digging the foundation for the 21st Battalion Memorial that was put in place in Kingston Ontario
(Alf is standing in the rear wearing suit and hat)

Alf Mist (21st Bttn veteran) is on the left and Alf Tugwood with the Ceremonial Cake made for the 1968 Reunion


Alf is here in his home in Kingston Ontario, remembering days gone by.  You will see some photos from this website on the wall in the background.


Alf is taking the salute on the Remembrance Day March Past in Kingston.
Sadly, this was to be his last


Summary of Service Record




Mar 27, 1890

Born at Gainsborough England


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 60005 (temporary number 128)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Alfred (Elizabeth) Tugwood (wife) of 8 Raglan Road, Kingston

Ø      Previous occupation given as Fireman

Ø      Previous military experience given as 7 years 14th PWOR (Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles)

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


Dec 10, 1914

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, England


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of L/Cpl


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone for France


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Sep 28, 1915

Sent to hospital at Dramonte, with sore eyes and released the same day.


Jan 29, 1916

Promoted to Corporal to replace Cpl Stanbridge who was promoted


Feb 21, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Mar 3, 1916

Returned from leave


Apr 21, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant


May 20, 1916

Promoted to rank of Sergeant


Mar 9, 1917

Appointed to rank of Acting CSM (Company Sergeant Major) to replace CSM EG Taylor


Aug 10, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 22, 1917

At duty from leave


Sep 30, 1917

Proceeded on Course


Nov 5, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from Course


Nov 15, 1917

Reverts to permanent rank of Sgt on proceeding to England and posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) pending return to Canada for instructional duty 

Shown On Command to the CTS (Canadian Training School) at Bexhill England


Jan 17, 1918

Last Will and Testament made out stating 

Ø      Entire estate is left to wife, Mrs E Tugwood of 8 Raglan Road, Kingston Ontario

Ø      In the event that his wife pre-deceases him, the estate is left to his son, Alfred Thomas Tugwood of 8 Raglan Road, Kingston Ontario


Jan 22, 1918

Ceases to be On Command to CTS Bexhill and proceeded to CDD Buxton (Canadian Discharge Depot) pending return to Canada


Jan 23, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) 1st Depot Battalion, EORD. 

Appointed to position of CSM (Company Sergeant Major)


Jan 31, 1918

Ceases to be On Command CDD Buxton on being returned to Canada


Feb 14, 1918

Embarked the SS Olympic at Liverpool



Feb 23, 1918

Disembarked in Canada 

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion EORD, at Kingston Ontario


Jun 1, 1918

Transferred to 3rd Battalion CGR (Canadian Garrison Regiment)


Jun 16, 1918

Appointed to position of RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major)


Feb 17, 1919

Medical History compiled at Fort Henry, Kingston states: 

Ø      Address 10 Raglan Road Kingston

Ø      Disease or Injury described as “Debility” caused from “Service Strain”

Ø      Complains of weakness and shortness of breath

Ø      Tires easily

Ø      When sent to England in November of 1917, as an instructor, was run down and underweight at that time

Ø      Medical Board declares that he should improve on return to civilian life, but patient declares that he cannot return to former occupation as Fireman

Ø      He is placed in Category “C1”

o       Category “C1” designates him as fit for service in Canada only


Feb 26, 1919

Discharged as Medically Unfit at Kingston Ontario


Sep 14, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 33 Cherry Street, Kingston Ontario

Alf Tugwood died in Kingston in 1981 and is buried in the Christ Church Cemetery there


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