Serjeant James Edward Maule – Updated

James Edward Maule served with the Royal Canadian Regiment during WW1 and in the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry post-WW1. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal, the Victory medal, the 1937 Coronation Medal and the  Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Seas Long Service. His service numbers are # 9790 and 477583

He was born on January 10th, 1883 in Belfast Antrim Ireland

Moved from Ireland to England between 1883 and 1886

1891 United Kingdom census taken at 121 Wilder Street in St-Paul, Bristol

Father: James (mason) born in 1861                         Mother: Ellen born in 1863

Brother: Sydney born in 1886                                    Sister: Mary born in 1888

Brother: William born in 1889                                  Brother: Joseph A. born in 1891

1901 United Kingdom census : He was a plasterer. He was a boarder with the Budd family, the head of the family was (probably a co-worker) at 45 Battersea in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Later that year he enlisted in the Royal Scots

May 30th 1914: He arrived in Halifax, Canada on the ship Carthagian and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Regiment

This picture of him was probably taken right after enlistment since he does have the rank of Private and he was a Corporal when he came back from France


Religion : Church of England        Status : married          Height : 5′ 7″

Eyes : blue                                         Hair : brown                Weight : 136 lbs

Trade : musician        Address :82 East Young street Halifax, Nova Scotia

September 6th: He embarked on HMS Niobe in Quebec, Quebec. The ship arrived in Bermuda on the 14th. The regiment was relieved in Bermuda in April 1915.

July 9th and 19th 1915 : He received typhoid inoculation.

August 2nd : He enlisted in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Canadian Expeditionary Forces to serve in Europe.

November 2nd : He disembarked in Boulogne, France.

August 13th, 1917 : He received a 10 days permission. It was extended to August 31st.

February 23rd, 1918 : He was appointed Lance-Corporal.

October 5th : He was appointed Corporal.

February 13th, 1919 : He was in Bramshott, England

April 11th : He sailed from England and arrived in Saint-John, New-Brunswick on April 25th.

A letter was sent on July 22nd, 1921 requesting his long service medal. His military service is

Royal Scots                                     From October 1st, 1901 to November 3rd, 1913

Royal Canadian Regiment           From June 1st, 1914 to April 22nd, 1919

Royal Canadian Regiment           From April 23rd, 1919 to July 13th, 1920

Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry     From July 14th, 1920 to July 22nd 1921

He transferred back to the Royal Canadian Regiment

October 7th, 1924 : He was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

April 1930: 12044 Band Sgt JE Maule Identified in Band roll as a Clarinet player

January 18th, 1937 : He was  recommended for re-enlistment at the end of his contract on July 13th, 1937.

On a 1938 sailing list from Canada to Liverpool, Enlgand he is identified as a musician and his wife is Ethel Maule. His proposed address of residence is 20 Salisbury, Road, Maidstone, Kent

May 6th: He sailed from Montreal on the SS Montcalm to South Hampton, UK. He was present at the King Coronation in London, England on May 12th. He was stationed at Wolseley Barrack in London, Ontario

January 18th, 1942 : He died in Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario from stomach cancer (carcinoma). He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in London, Ontario section A (veteran’s section) grave 73

Serjeant James Edward Maule WW1 medals (The Coronation medal is missing)

Picture of his gravestone Woodlawn Cemetery London, Ontario

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