Corporal Burting Earnest Matthews

Corporal Burting Earnest Matthews served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number was 527614

Born on May 28th, 1876 in Orangeville, Dufferin county, Ontario

Trade : carpenter      Religion : Church of England             Hair : brown

Status : married        Height : 5’10”    Weight : 140 lbs.       Eyes : blue

Name of his sister : Florence Edith Matthews      Address : 620 St Clarens ave, Toronto

1881 Canadian census taken in Mono, Cardwell, Ontario
Father: Jacob               Mother: Ellen M.       Brother: Joseph

Brother: John J.          Sister: Ellen M.          Brother: Samuel
Sister: Anna L.            Sister: Bertha

1901 Canadian census taken in Cardwell, Ontario
Ernest M born May 28th 1872                       Wife : Florence born August 2nd, 1873
Daughter : Gladys born April 1st, 1898        Daughter : Beatrice born September 16th, 1900

Not in the 1911 Canadian census

August 19th, 1915 : Enlisted in Toronto, Ontario in B section the 2nd ambulance depot. He lied about his age at enlistment

November 11th : Promoted corporal

December 1st : Promoted lance sergeant

March 29th, 1916 : Sailed from Canada, arrived in England on April 13th. Taken on strength at Dibgate as a sergeant on March 14th. Requested to be reverted to the rank of private on March 15th.

June 8th : Transfer to CAMC training school overseas. Take on strength at the 1st Canadian General Hospital on June 9th. Temporary attached to the 7th Canadian Stationary Hospital

January 1st, 1917 : Granted the good conduct badge

January 1st, 1919 : Transferred to England

February 25th : Embarked in Liverpool on SS Megantic. Arrived in Halifax on March 5th.

April, 1st : Discharged in Toronto

October 13th, 1950 : Died

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

Corporal Burting Earnest Matthews WW1 medals

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: