Warrant Officer John George Sherring

Warrant Officer John George Sherring served during WW1 with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, 1911 Coronation Medal and the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal. His enlistment number was # 4

Born on April 27th, 1885 in Hamilton, Ontario
Trade : clerk             Religion : Roman Catholic       Status : Married

Height : 5′ 10″         Eyes : brown                                Hair : brown
Weight : 150 lbs.
Name of his spouse : Jessie Sherring               Address : 6 Minto street Hamilton, Ontario

June 2nd, 1911 : He was part of the Canadian contingent who was at the coronation of George V in England. He was a private in the 12th Field Ambulance (canadian) from Hamilton. He was the only representant from his unit. He sailed from Quebec to Liverpool on the Empress of Ireland.

June 22nd : The coronation took place on that day.

June 30th : His medal was presented to him by the King himself at Buckingham Palace.

February 23rd, 1915 : He enlisted in Toronto, Ontario in the 2nd Casualty Clearing Station with the rank of sergeant.

April 18th: Embarked on the SS Northland in Montreal, Quebec. Unit embarked with the 4th, 5th and the 6th Canadian Field Ambulance. They arrived in Avonmouth, England on the 29th. Entrained and went to West Sand Camp Shorncliffe

May 4th: Marched to Moore’s Barracks

May 5th : The unit received its first patient

May 26th : Premier minister Borden visited the hospital

September 4th : Promoted to Quartermaster sergeant

around September 15 : Transferred to V.A.D. Shorncliffe

November 1st : Taken on strength West Cliff Hospital. Appointed to sergeant major with the rank of Warrant officer first class

March 7th, 1916: Granted leave of absence to Canada.

June 1st: Returned form Canada. Sailed from Montreal on SS Corinthian.

February 24th, 1917 : Brought to the notice of the Secretary of War for valuable services rendered with war (London Times)

September 1st : Reported to CAMC Depot, Westhanger to be sent overseas (France).

September 20th : Send overseas (France)

December 14th 1918 : 5 days permission. He is with the 2nd Canadian General Hospital at that date.

March 1st,1919 : He was transferred back to England.

April 4th : He returned to Canada on SS Belgic. Disembarked in Halifax on April 23rd.

April 25th : He was demobilized

1939 : He received his Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service medal (G.O. 37).  He was the sergeant-major of the 12th Canadian Field Ambulance. 27 medals were awarded that year.

July 24th, 1960 : He died

If you know additional information on this gentleman, please leave me a comment so I can add the information to his small biography

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