Earl Michael Warner

Nov 3, 1892

Born in Newington, Ontario to Michael Barnabas and Lucinda (nee Cain) Warner


Feb 21, 1917

Medical examination held in Cornwall, Ontario

Pay card notes that he was transferred to the Reinforcing Draft of the 2nd Battalion CEF from the St. Lawrence Canal Patrol


Feb 23, 1917

Attested into the 2nd Battalion CEF Reinforcing Draft in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 2235320

Ø  Next of kin given as Lucinda Warner, mother, Newington, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Machinist

Ø  Previous military experience given as 59th Regiment St. Lawrence Canal Patrol and the 56th Regiment, Canadian Militia

Ø  Religion given as Baptist


Mar 26, 1917

The 2nd Battalion Reinforcing Draft embarked the SS Saxonia in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Apr 7, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Seaford where the draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jun 19, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 20, 1917

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jul 8, 1917

After leaving the base depot, he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin as part of a draft of 53 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


Aug 21, 1917

After leaving the entrenching battalion, Private Warner joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Villers au Bois, France


Nov 11, 1917

While the battalion was in the front line trenches in Passchendaele, Belgium, Private Earl Michael Warner was killed by the explosion of an artillery shell.  He was later buried in the White House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium


Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. L. Warner, Newington, Ontario

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Michael B. Warner, at the same address


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