Pte John Wilson

 There were several words in the file that were impossible to decipher because of the quality of the file.
Those words and/or letters that could not be deciphered are shown as ?????

Jun 24, 1890

Born at Swinton Yorkshire England


Nov 23, 1914

Medical Note: “last joint middle finger missing”


Nov 24, 1914

Attested at into the 21st Battalion at Kingston ON 

Ø      No. 60083

Ø      Next of kin given as brother, Horace Wilson.

Ø      Previous occupation given as “Teamster”

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan


Nov 26, 1914

Anti-Typhoid Inoculation


Dec1 , 1914

Separation Allowance of $20 per month assigned to wife, Mrs. Ellen Mary Wilson, 84 Ontario St., later changed to Odessa Ontario, then changed to 103 Stephen St., Kingston.  These changes seemed to have happened in rapid succession as the assignment was soon changed to the Children’s Aid Society (c/o Mr. WH Wyllie,) as guardians of 2 children.  

Mr Wyllie’s name was removed and the name Mr OV Bartels was named as the representative at the CAS.  The last cheque was dated January 17, 1917.


Dec 8, 1914

Anti-Typhoid Inoculation


Jan 7, 1915



Feb 4, 1915

Hospitalized in Kingston – Influenza


Feb 6, 1915

Discharged from Kingston hospital


May 1, 1915

Pay Assignment of $20 per month to Mrs Ellen Wilson, Odessa Ontario.  Address later changed to 103 Stephen St Kingston.  Then was later changed to the Children’s Aid Society 

Pay was assigned from May 1915 to Dec 1916.


May 6, 1915

Embarked the SS Metagama at Montreal for England



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp


July 17, 1915

Transferred to Depot Coy at West Sandling Camp


Sep 9, 1915

Transferred to No. 3 Coy at West Sandling Camp


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkestone and disembarked at Boulogne France


Oct 17, 1915

GSW (Gun Shot Wound) in abdomen at Camiers.  Admitted to No. 18 General Hospital at Camiers.


Oct 25, 1915

Admitted to No.7 Convalescent Hospital


Nov 20, 1915

Discharged to Base


Nov 23, 1915

Transferred to No. 3 General Base Depot


Dec 13, 1915

Rejoined unit from Base


Jan 14, 1916

While filling sandbags in communications trench at St Eloi near Dickiebush, was hit by sniper fire in right thigh.  Was sent back to La Clytte and laid all night.


Jan 16, 1916

Hospitalized No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital Boulogne for GSW in right thigh and hip. 

Examination – Patient admitted suffering from a bullet wound in right middle thigh – muscle removed at Casualty Clearing Station – wound looking clean and healing well – drainage tube left in site.


Jan 19, 1916

Examination – Drainage tube removed – part of wound about 6” long and gapes considerably


Jan 26, 1916

Examination – Patient improving – wound looking much healthier – discharge less – transferred to England class “A”


Feb 8, 1916

Invalided and transferred to England


Feb 9, 1916

Taken On Strength at Canadian Casualty Assembly Center at Folkestone.  Hospitalized in Duchess of Connaught, Canadian Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Bucks  --  Gun Shot Wound right leg – badly infected.


Feb 10, 1916

Examination – On inner side of thigh, small wound of entry about middle 1/3 healed.  On outer aspect wound 7 inches long with a counter incision at upper end 1 ½ inches long.  The first sutured for two inches of it’s distance.  The upper third is opened and granulation ???? (unhealthy) about size of 2x2 inches.  ???? beneath skin throughout length of wound.  Draining moderate amount.


Feb 17, 1916

Examination –???? removed, dressed with moist iodine dressings.


Feb 26, 1916

Examination – Wound absolutely clean and granulating quickly.  Healthy.


Mar 8, 1916

Examination – Beginning to get motion of leg.


Mar 16, 1916

Examination – Healed.  Large scar.


Mar 26, 1916

Examination – Scar painful ????


Apr 2, 1916

Operated and ???? now dissected from scar for six inches.  Wrapped in ????


Apr 8, 1916

Massage started, has slight skin infection


Apr 15, 1916

Examination – ????  ???? wound healed


Apr 22, 1916

Examination – Has no sensory loss, slight motor improving under massage


Apr 29, 1916

Examination – Improvement


May 13, 1916

Discharged from Duchess of Connaught, Canadian Red Cross Hospital and transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Hillingdon House, Uxbridge.  GSW wound operated on.  Needs walking stick.


May 16, 1916

Examination – improving, wound still discharging


May 23, 1916

Examination – improving, wound scabbed


May 29, 1916

Examination – wound healed, leg and ankle weak, massaging


Jun 6, 1916

Discharged Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Hillingdon House and Hospitalized Granville Canadian Special Hospital at Ramsgate – GSW in right thigh.


Aug 6, 1916

Reported as Overseas Casualty and discharged from Granville Canadian Special Hospital at Ramsgate.  Total stay – 62 days.


Aug 9, 1916

Authorized to proceed to Canada on furlough until Sept. 20, 1916.  Address on leave 98 William St Kingston.  Was extended to Nov 19, 1916.


Aug 17, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic.



Sep 19, 1916

Medical Board Report at Kingston ON – suffering from weakness of right leg, result of GSW, scar of entrance of bullet 6” above right knee, and linear scar 9” long, anterior surface thigh due to incisions made in repeated attempts at drainage.  Walks with cane and seems quite unable to bear but little weight on leg.  Also complains of numbness of calf of leg.  Disability 50% estimated for 2 months.  Convalescent Home with electrical treatment and massage recommended.


Nov 15, 1916

Medical Report (at Kingston) – Was assessed with ¼ permanent disability and declared unfit for service.  Approved Nov 20, 1916


Dec 27, 1916

Discharged in Canada.  Pay after discharge:  

  • Regimental Pay - $1.00 per day
  • Field allowance - $0.10 per day
  • Separation Allowance $20.00 per month


Dec 28, 1916

Pension granted


Aug 20, 1917

Medical Report – Address  – 12 Alma St Kingston.  -  Man complains of weakness and dull aching throughout right limb on walking or moving about to any extent.  Examination reveals scar 13” long extending from natalfold to 2” above popliteal space result from operation for bullet wound.  Measurement shows some atrophy of muscles of leg, 6” above knee.  Right leg 14 ¾”.  Left leg 15-around calf of right leg 13 ½ inches.  Left 14 ¾.  Some anaesthesis of skin in posterior part of right calf.  Xray reveals nothing.  Probable duration of disability – one year.  30% disability. 

On account of result of GSW of right leg, recommend that this man be placed in Category “E”.  Man able to pass under his own control.  Further treatment inadvisable. 


Jun 21, 1919

Pay dependents portion WSG to Mrs. John Wilson as guardian, Glenfield Ontario


Apr 20, 1943

Deceased, and buried at Cataraqui Cemetery Kingston Ontario



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