The Attestation Papers of John James Lowe


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210th O. B. C. E. F.

ATTESTATION PAPER. No. 255393

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Folio.

CANADIAN OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.

Triplicate

________________________________________________________________________

QUESTIONS TO BE PUT BEFORE ATTESTATION.

(ANSWERS.)

1. What is your surname?................................................................ ............Lowe,...........................................................................................

1a. What are your Christian names? ............................................... ........... John James,................................................................................

1b. What is your present address? .................................................. ........... Saskatoon,................................................................................

2. In what Town, Township, or Parish, and in what Country were ..............................................................................................

you born?..................................................................................... ...............Charlottetown, P.E.I...............................................

3. What is the name of your next-of kin?......................................... ............Samuel Lowe,...........................................................

4. What is the address of your next-of kin?...................................... .............Charlottetown, P.E.I.......238 Hilsboro St.......................

4a.What is the relationship of your next-of kin?.............................. ..............Father,.......................................................................

5. What is the date of your birth?.................................................... ..............Aug. 4th, 1892,.......................................................................

6. What is your Trade or Calling?................................................... ..............Railway Mail Clerk,..................................................

7. Are you married?......................................................................... ..................No,.....................................................................

8. Are you willing to be vaccinated or revaccinated and inoculat-

ed?................................................................................................ ..................Yes,....................................................................

9. Do you now belong to the active militia?................................... ...................No,....................................................................

10.Have you ever served in any Military Force?............................ .............Bandsman 52nd, Regt,..............................................

If so, state particulars of former Service.

11.Do you understand the nature and terms of your engagement? ................Yes,.........................................................................

12.Are you willing to be attested to serve in the CANADIAN}

OVER-SEAS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE?.......................... } .................Yes,........................................................................

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DECLARATION TO BE MADE BY MAN ON ATTESTATION.

I,...John James Lowe...................., do solemnly swear that the above are answers made by me to the above questions and that they are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagements by me now made, and I hereby engage and agree to serve in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, and to be attached to any arm of the service therein, for the term of one year, or during the war now existing between Great Britain and Germany should that war last longer than one year, and for six months after the termination of that war provided His Majesty should so long require my services, or until legally discharged.

.....John James Lowe.....(Signature of Recruit)

Date...March 31...............1916. ......John Francis Wick.........(Signature of Witness)

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OATH TO BE TAKEN BY MAN ON ATTESTATION.

I, ...John James Lowe............................, do make Oath, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King George the Fifth, His Heirs and Successors, and that I will as in duty-bound honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown and Dignity, against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and of all the Generals and Officers set over me. So help me God.

....John James Lowe.......(Signature of Recruit)

Date....March 31............1916. .....John James Lowe.............(Signature of Witness)

_____________________________________________________(this errror was on the original - the witness signed Jack's name)____


CERTIFICATE OF MAGISTRATE.

The Recruit above-named was cautioned by me that if he made any false answer to any of the above questions he would be liable to be punished as provided in the Army Act.

The above questions were then read to the Recruit in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said Recruit has made and signed the declaration and taken the oath

before me, at....Saskatoon........................this............31...............................day of...............March...............................................1916.

John Jackson J.P........(Signature of Justice)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

M.F.W.23.

600M.--2-16.

H.Q. 1772-39-841.



Description of...........................................................................on Enlistment.

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Apparent Age...........23..........years.........................months. Distinctive Marks, and marks indicating congenital

(To be determined according to the instructions given in the Regulat- pecularities or previous disease.

ons for Army Medical Services.)

(Should the Medical Officer be of the opinion that the recruit

has served before, he will, unless the man acknowledge to

any previous service, attach a slip to that effect, for the

Height........................... ...5.......ft....7 1/2....ins. information of the Approving Officer).

Chest } Girth when

Measure-} fully

ment} expanded...... ....33 1/2...............ins. None,

Range of expansion....... ......3.....................ins.

Complexion...........Fresh.................................

Eyes......................Brown...............................

Hair......................Brown...............................

D Church of England......C of E................

e

R n Presbyterian..........................................

e o

l m Methodist..............................................

I i

g n Baptist or Congregationalist...................

I a

o t Roman Catholic.....................................

u i

s o Jewish...................................................

n

s Other denominations.............................

(Denomination to be stated.)

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CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION

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I have examined the above-named Recruit and find that he does not present any of the causes of rejection specified in the Regulations for Army Medical Services.

He can see at the required distance with either eye ; his heart and lungs are healthy ; he has the free use of his joints and limbs and he declares that he is not subject to fits of any description.

I consider him*.......fit...............for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force.

Date...March 31st,.................................1916. ....WrGroves................................................

Place..........Saskatoon, Sask,......................... .....(signature unreadable)................................

Medical Officer.

*Insert here "fit" or "unfit. '

NOTE.-Should the Medical Officer consider the Recruit unfit, he will fill in the foregoing Certificate only in the case of those who have been attested, and will briefly state below the cause of unfitness:-

............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................______________________________________________________________________________________________

CERTIFICATE OF OFFICER COMMANDING UNIT.

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..................................John James Lowe,.................................................having been finally approved and inspected by me this day, and his Name, Age, Date of Attestation, and every prescribed particular having been recorded, I certify that I am satisfied with the correctness of this Attestation.

.............(signature unreadable)..(Signature of Officer)

Date............March 31st,..........1916. Lt. Col.

Commanding 210th.

overseas Battn. C.E.F.







Form R 122.

2353--100M--9-12-16.

J.P. Rank Name Lowe, John James. Reg'l No. 2553

Unit 210th Bn to Sask.Regt. If in perm Corps} Single

What Unit? } Married or Single

Charlottetown

Place and Date of Enlistment Saskatoon. 31st. March.1916. Place of Birth P.E.I.

Name and Address, Next-of-kin Samuel Lowe.

(Auth.H.P.) 238 Hillsboro St. Charlottetown P.E.I. Relationship Father.

Assigned Pay Monthly $ Payable to 25/5/17.

Relationship

Separation Allowance $ Payable to

Relationship

Discharge, Date and Place Reason Character

H. W. V.., Ld.--9546-16.

Report. Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, REMARKS

casualties, etc., during active service. Place. Date. Taken from Official Documents.

Date. From whom The authority to be quoted in each case.

received.

ARRIVED IN ENGLAND 22-4-17 S . S. CARPATHIA

5-5-17. 19th Res. Taken on Strength from 210th Bn B'shott 22-4-17

21-6-17 " S.O.S on trans to 1st CMR O'seas " 20-6-17 PII 172. T1stCMR

2-8-16 1st CMR. Killed in Action Pte Field 26-7-17 --72.TC.LA.498 d/ 9-8-17.

Fill in Only.--Unit, Number, Rank and Name. M. F. W. 5 . F. B. 103.)

Casualty Form---Active Service. 250M.--1-16.

H.Q. 1772-39-920.

Unit, Regiment or Corps................210th. O. B. C. E. F...........

Regimental No.255393.... Rank...Private... Name.....Lowe........................John..................James...............................

Enlisted (a) Mch 31/16 Terms of Service (a).......DURATION OF WAR....... Service reckons from (a)..Mch 31/16.....

Date of promotion to}..................................... Date of appointment }......................................... Numerical position on }....... .....

present rank. } to lance rank } roll of N.C.Os. }

Extended................................... Re-engaged.............................. Qualification (b) ..Railway Mail Clerk .....................

Bandsman 82 Regt

Report Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, Remarks

casualties, etc. during active service, as re- taken from Army Form B. 213.

Date From whom ported on Army Form B. 213, Army Form Place Date Army Form A. 36. or other

received A. 36 or in other official documents. The official documents.

authority to be quoted in each case. 1917

Canada

1917 Embarked............Carpathia Halifax Apl.9th 'Carpathia'

Apl.9th

" 22 Disembarked England Liverpool " 22 --

Entered Segregation Camp Bramshott 13-4-17 (Signature unreadable)

Capt. & Adjt. for

C.C. Segregation Camp

Bramshott.

5/5/17 OC Taken on strength Bramshott 22.4.17

19th.Res. 19th Reserve Batt. 3/5/17 Part 2, DO.125 8 13 8

O.C. PROCEEDED OVERSEAS FOR SERVICE BRAMSHOTT 20.6.17 PART II. DAILY ORDERS No...142

21.6.17 19th RESERVE WITH...........1st CMR.........BATTALION (Signature unreadable)..ADJUTANT,

19th RESERVE BATTALION

O. C. C. B. D. Landed in France. Taken on Nom. Roll d/22.6.17

Casualty Form--Active Service. (Cont'd)

(for John James Lowe)

Report Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, Remarks

casualties, etc. during active service, as re- taken from Army Form B. 213.

Date From whom ported on Army Form B. 213, Army Form Place Date Army Form A. 36. or other

received A. 36 or in other official documents. The official documents.

authority to be quoted in each case.

O. C. C. B. D. Landed France. Taken on Nom. Roll d/22.6.17

strength 1st CMR Bn. 22.6.17 P*ll D.O 60 d/. 28.6.17

--- do. -- Left for Nom. Ro.1 d/

O.C./1st CMR Bn. Arrived d/

13.7.17 3rdEnt PM Joined . 3rdEnt PM 13.7.17 NR 11

28.7.17 3rdEnt PM Killed in Action Field 26.7.17 Letter EB1098- PtII 72 d

BJohnston

(a) In the case of a man who has re-engaged for, or enlisted into Section D. Army Reserve, particulars of such re-engagement or enlistment will be entered.

(b) e.g. Signaller, Shoeing Smith, etc., etc., also special qualifications in technical Corps duties._________________________________________[P.T.O.


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