Serjeant Vernon Cowell Page

Serjeant Vernon Cowell Page served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. he is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number is 34646

Born on September 16th, 1887 in Enderby, Leicester, England
Trade : machinist                                  Religion : Baptist
Status : Single                                        Hair: Fair
Eyes : Brown                                          Weight : 164 lbs
Height : 5′ 6″
Name of his father : David Page           Address :192 East park, Enderby, Leicester, England

March 31st 1901 : He was living with his parent on Cornery Lane in Enderby, Leicester, England

Enlisted on September 23rd, 1914 in Valcartier, with the 2nd Canadian General Hospital. : Sailed from Quebec on September 30th the SS Franconia. Arrived in Gaspe Basin on October 2nd and departed from there on October 4th. Arrived in England on October 15th and disembarked around 10:00 pm. Took the train 19:45 on the 16th direction Salsbury Plain Arrived. They reached Lavington at 00:30 on the 17th. They began walking in direction of North Camp in West Down, they reached their destination in the morning at 5:30.

The hospital was operational on the 19th.
October 24th : The hospital was inspected by Lord Roberts.

February 24th 1915 : Sailing from France was cancelled after the announcement of the German naval blockade on the English channel. They arrived in South Hampton on March 13th around 14:30 and they embarked on the ship Algeria. They sailed from South Hampton near 17:30 and arrived at Havre around 6:00 on the 14th and they waited for favourable tides near the coast. They get into port in Havre at 9:00. They began the mounting of the hospital in Le Treport which became operational on March 31st. The hospital stayed at the same emplacement for the whole duration of the war

August 15th : Suspended for disobeying Camps Orders.

March 2nd, 1916 : Hospitalised (influenza) at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital until the 23rd.
April 4th : Hospitalised (bronchitis) at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital until the 30th.

September 24th : Received the Good Conduct badge.
October 22nd : Granted a permission of 7 days

January 21st, 1917 : Hospitalised (trench fever) at the 2nd Canadian General Hospital until February 28th.

September 9th : Promoted to acting sergeant.
December 15th : Granted a permission of 14 days.

March 26th, 1918 : Promoted to the rank of sergeant.
December 21st : Granted a permission of 14 days.

March 1st, 1919 : Transferred to England.
April 16th : Sailed from Liverpool, England on board S.S. Belgic, arrived in Halifax on April 23rd.

April 25th : Demobilised in Hamilton. Address after demobilisation : 411 3rd Ave. West Calgary Alberta.

March, 10th 1970 : Died

Picture of his gravestone

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