Sergeant Edward Crowder Wheatley 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 10270418 and his War Service Badge class A number was 295378.
Born on August 21, 1895 in Manchester, England Trade : electrician
Name of his sister : Mary Wheatley Address : 777 Gertrude street, Verdun
May 27th, 1916 : Enlisted in Bowmanville in the 235th battalion. He served 7 months in the Grenadier Guards (probably in UK) before enlisting
Religion : Church of England Marital status : single Height : 5’ 8”
Eyes : blue Hair : fair Weight : 150 lbs.
March 3rd, 1917 : To be acting sergeant
March 28th : Embarked onboard SS Missanabe or Saxonia. He arrived in England on April 7th.
April 12th : To be Acting-Sergeant. Maybe he was reverted and promoted again on that day but his service file does not mention his demotion.
June 3rd: Begin a course of gas instructor. He is mentioned for the first time in the War Diary of the 15th Canadian Field Ambulance
August 4th : Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request
August 15th : Applied to be acting Lance-sergeant with pay
October 17th : Applied for acting Lance-sergeant with pay
January 2nd, 1918 : He was appointed Acting-sergeant
February 28th: Recommended for sergeant at Seaford but he refused preferring to go to Depot with the rest of the unit
March 3rd : Reverted to the rank of Private.
March 25th : Applied to the rank of Acting-corporal
March 28th : Posted to CAMC Depot
May 6th : Applied to the rank of Acting-corporal
May 13th : Transferred to the 14th Canadian Field Ambulance
June 5th : Unit left Shorncliffe at 9:15 am. Arrived in Southampton at 2:30 pm. Sailed to France at 19:00 onboard SS Southwestern Miller. Disembarked in Havre, France on June 6th at 8:30 am. Appointed Lance-sergeant
December 23rd : Hospitalised
June 28th, 1919 : Embarked on HMT Mauratania in Southampton, England
July 7th : Demobilised
May 1920 : Arrived at the Port of Montreal. Listed as an electrician and living in New-Brunswick
July 4th, 1955 : He requested a pension from Veteran affair
January 3rd, 1970 : Died at he Colonel Belcher Hospital in Calgary, Alberta and cremated at the Foster’s Garden Chapel in Calgary.
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Picture of Sergeants of the 14th Canadian Field Ambulance
Sergeant Wheathley is under the red arrow.