Regimental Number: 455120
Branch: 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company, Canadian Engineers
George was born in Sunderland, England on September 23, 1892. It is unknown when George came to Canada, but he enlisted in the Canadian Army in Belleville, Ontario in August of 1915. At the time he was working as a telegraphist. During the war, George served in the Signal Corps, stringing communication wire and sending and receiving messages to and from the trenches. A note in George’s service file dated February of 1918 states that he suffered from nervousness and had tremors in his fingers, but he was not given a specific diagnosis. In 1925, George filed on the southern half of 9-72-8-W6. He cancelled and moved into town to work as a government telegrapher, a position he held until 1956.
Sources: news clippings