Attewell, Daniel: Service no. 880115

Digitized Service Record

Source: 18th Battalion Facebook group via Dawn Heuston.

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Source: Dawn Heuston per 18th Battalion Facebook page.

Pte Daniel Attewell, Service # 880115 lived at 85 Edgar Street, Chatham, Ontario with his wife listed as next of kin at same address. Born in Hampshire England on May 2nd 1881 (actually 1880 is true year). Immigrated in May 1914 with wife Mary Elizabeth, and 4 children; Frederick George, Kathleen Lydia, William Daniel, and Thomas. His occupation was listed as a coachman (rail station). Enlisted in Chatham on May 2nd 1916 on his 35th birthday. 186th and 18th Battalions. Daniel died May 3, 1938, one day after his birthday, with one cause mentioned – pleurisy, due to military service. He survived to come home, but the Great War eventually took him. RIP Pte Attewell, you are remembered.

Source: 18th Battalion Facebook post by Dawn Heuston

Detail of transfer of Pte. Attewell from the 18th Battalion to the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corp. He requested and was given this transfer.

Detail of transfer of Pte. Attewell from the 18th Battalion to the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corp. He requested and was given this transfer.

Detail of request of transfer.

Detail of request of transfer.

A request to transfer to another unit. Pte. Attewell's record is the first one found by the blogger using this form.

A request to transfer to another unit. Pte. Attewell’s record is the first one found by the blogger using this form.

Record of transfer.

Record of transfer.

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