Clarkson, George Franklin

Regimental Number: 234208
Rank: Private
Branch: 27th Battalion

George was born in Hamilton, Ontario on March 25, 1890. He was living in Saskatoon at the time of his enlistment in March of 1916. On April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge, George was wounded in the back by shrapnel from a bursting shell. He walked to the dressing station on his own, and the doctor noted that he had a nervous disposition. George met and married Pearl in England during the war. Pearl worked in a hosiery factory making socks for soldiers. They lived in Ontario for a time immediately after the war; their only child, Jean, was born here. In 1919, George filed on the northern half of 31-71-12-W6. The family moved to the South Peace in 1921. George and Pearl operated the Goodfare post office from the time it opened in the early 1930s until it closed down in 1941. The Clarksons later moved to British Columbia.

Sources: Pioneer Round Up p. 75