Casson, George Edward

Regimental Number: 101047
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: 31st Battalion

George was born in Hull, England on August 26, 1892. He came to the region in February 1912 and settled on a homestead near Bezanson. In 1915, George left his homestead and enlisted in the army. While fighting in France in September of 1916, a bullet grazed his head. At first he only experienced slight paralysis in his left hand and the left side of his face, but in June 1917, he was sent back to Canada because of epilepsy. In 1921, George married Anna Marie Peerenboom. From 1919 until 1930, George worked in the Grande Prairie Land Office. In 1930, he was transferred to Peace River until 1933. After a short residence in Grande Prairie, the family moved to Victoria.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 5