Levi Gaylord Wort

Thank you to Carol Cannon for her research

Nov 12, 1887

Born in Arden, Ontario to James and Annie (nee Gaylord) Wort


Oct 27, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 60100 (temporary number 244)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Capt. George Pringle, sister, Arden, Ontario

o   There is a note to also notify Mary Wort, sister, 362 Montreal St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Miner

Ø  Previous military experience given as 47th Frontenac Regiment Canadian Militia

Ø  Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø  Posted to “B” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “A” Company

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


Dec 20, 1914

Admitted to Kingston Hospital for influenza. 


Dec 23, 1914

Discharged to duty from hospital


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


May 27, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days detention for absence from defaulters duty West Sandling Camp




Jul 22, 1915

Fined $2.00 for drunkenness – West Sandling Camp


Sep 7, 1915

Fined $2.00 for drunkenness – West Sandling Camp


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Oct 15, 1915

Struck in the calf of the left leg with a piece of shell casing but did not report sick and stayed on duty.  However, the wound was painful and caused swelling


Feb 18, 1916

Attached to the 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade for Traffic Control duty


Mar 4, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from traffic duty


Jun 26, 1916

While in the front line trenches near Hill 59 at Verbrande Molen, Belgium, Private Wort received a rifle bullet wound to his right shoulder and was evacuated to the No. 5 Canadian Field Ambulance for first aid.


Jun 27, 1916

Transferred to the No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance and then on to the No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station for treatment


Jul 6, 1916

Transferred to the No. 50 Casualty Clearing Station before being transferred via the No. 18 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 30 General Hospital


Jul 12, 1916

Invalided to England on the H.S. Brighton


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital with Influenza, and pain in left leg. Says his leg was hit by a shell casing in July. Transferred to the Metropolitan Hospital, London, England.

Transferred to the CCAC (Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre) for pay purposes while in hospital


Sep 12, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Bromley, Kent with Influenza and swelling of left leg.

Sep 22, 1916

Transferred to the Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Buxton for Myalgia


Nov 30, 1916

Forfeited 2 day’s pay for being absent from the hospital for 26 hours


Dec 23, 1916

Attached to the Canadian Command Depot in Hastings for physical training at St. Leonard’s Hospital


Mar 10, 1917

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot for pay purposes while in hospital


May 10, 1917

Discharged from the 3rd CCD in Seaford, and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


May 29, 1917

Sentenced to 4 days Field Punishment No. 2 for overstaying a pass from May 26 to May 27.  Forfeited a total of 5 days pay


Jun 12, 1917

Transferred to Depot Company, Eastern Ontario Regiment


Jul 5 1917

Transferred to C.F.C. (Canadian Forestry Corps) Sunningdale, England


Sep 21, 1917

Attached to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton pending return to Canada


Oct 18, 1917

Embarked the SS Missanabie in Liverpool



Oct 28, 1917

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario where he was admitted to the Elmhurst Convalescent Home


Nov 15, 1917

Transferred to the Queen’s Military Hospital, Kingston, with a diagnosis that reads Rheumatism, pain and swelling of left leg and foot.


Dec 28, 1917

To be treated as an Out - Patient with subsistence from the Queen’s Hospital


Feb 19, 1918

Medical Board at Queen’s Military Hospital in Kingston notes

Ø  Complains of left leg swelling and painful when walking

Ø  Leg was badly bruised in 1915 and has been a problem since

Ø  Left leg is weak, specially when climbing stairs

Ø  Exam shows some varicosity in the veins

Ø  Patient wears elastic stocking which helps the condition

Ø  Board recommends he be discharged as medically unfit


Mar 8, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to Class “A” and Class “B” War Service Badges

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Arden, Ontario

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at General Delivery Post Office, Toronto, Ontario


Feb 5, 1920

Married to Nora Eliza Hutt in Toronto, Ontario


Nov 20, 1941

Levi Gaylord Wort died in Ayers Cliff, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada and is buried in Reedsville Cemetery also know as North Hatley Cemetery, North Hatley, Quebec


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