Serjeant James Spurge M.M.

Acting Serjeant James Spurge served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the Military Medal, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number is 524587

Born on January 15th, 1894 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England
Trade : fitter                      Religion : Church of England
Status : single                    Height : 5′ 11″
Eyes : grey                         Hair: dark brown
Weight : 160 lbs.

Name of his father: Edwin Spurge  Address:3 Bulwar road Leytonstone, Essex, England

November 13th, 1915 : Enlisted on in Vernon British Columbia in the 1st Field Ambulance Depot. He had some previous military service with the 30 BC Horse regiment

March 16th, 1916 : Sailed from Saint-John, Newfoundland on HMT Metagama, arrived in England on March 26th.

March 3rd : Promoted to acting corporal. Promoted to the rank of corporal on April 3rd.

August 20th : Detached to the 30th battalion as stretcher bearer instructor.

August 28th : He applied to be an acting sergeant. Stayed with the regiment until February 3rd, 1917.

May 27th, 1917 : Asked to be returned to the rank of private and sent to the front. Arrived in Havre, France on May 28th. Transferred to the 8th Canadian Field Ambulance (Calgary) on June 7th.

August 26th : Hospitalised at the 18th B.C.C.S. (bronchitis). Discharged on September 19th.

November 30th : 14 days permission.

December 22nd : Received the Good conduct badge.

November 18th, 1918 : Recommended for the Military Medal on (3rd div order 3704). War diary of the 8th Canadian Field Ambulance.

November 20th : Received the ribbon for his Military Medal at the Station Square in Mons

December 14th : 14 days permission. Extended until 31st. Retune from leave on January 6th. Condemned to 4 days forfeit pay for overstaying a leave.

February 19th, 1919 : Returned to England

March 15th : Demobilised with honourable mention. He still had bronchitis problems.

August 3rd : Received his Military Medal. (London Gazette 31430 July 3rd, 1919) 343 Military Medals were awarded to C.A.M.C. Personnel during World War One.

Address after his demobilisation (also his father) : 58 Forest Drive West

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