Lance Corporal Edward Thomas Etherington

Lance Corporal  Edward Thomas Etherington served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal. The number of his War Service badge class “A” is 202944

Born on April 13th 1895 in London, England

Religion : Roman Catholic     Status : single       Height : 5′ 6″

Eyes : blue        Hair : blond          Weight : 130 lbs

Mother : Mary Etherington             Father : John Etherington

Address : 37 Elmwood avenue, London, Ontario

December 20th, 1915 : Enlisted in the 2nd Field Ambulance Depot in London, Ontario.

Sailed on the SS Empress of Britannia, arrived in England April 10th, 1916.

Posted to the Granville Special Hospital in Ramsgate from May 10th 1916 to June 27th 1917.

June 27th, 1917 : Promoted to the rank of Lance corporal.

September 28th : Posted at the Canadian Army Medical Corps Depot.

November 1st : Returned to the rank of Private and posted to the Granville Canadian Stationary Hospital. November 2nd : Disembarked in Havre, France.

November 11th : Posted with the 5th Canadian Field Ambulance and transferred to C company of that unit (from Daily Orders notebook 5th C.F.A.)

March 15th, 1918 : Sentenced to four days of forfeit pays because he was absent of the morning roll call at 6h45 am.

November 24th : The u/m (under mentionned) on proceeding on leave of absence to United Kingdom sailing at dates opposite to their name are struck of strenght of this unit 528549 Pte Etherington 22-11-18 (from Daily Orders notebook 5th C.F.A.)

December 24th : Returned from leave (from Daily Orders notebook 5th C.F.A.). His unit was already in Germany

April 7th, 1919 : Returned to England. Arrived in South Hampton on the 8th at 8:00

May 10th : Left Witley Camp. Entrained for South Hampton and boarded the SS Olympic early afternoon. Left at 20:00.  Arrived in Halifax on May 16th.

May 19th : Arrived in Toronto and demobilised. He served for a period of 3 years and 110 days with the 5th Canadian Field Ambulance.

Address after demobilisation : R R no 4 Saint-Esmonds, London South Ontario

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Edward Thomas Etherington WW1 medals

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