Kearsley, George Cecil

Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 75th Battalion

George was born on August 6, 1891 in Madeley, Shropshire, England. In 1913, he filed on a homestead at NW 8-79-14-W6. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in January of 1915, and was awarded the Military Medal in March of 1917. George was killed in action on September 30, 1918, north of Cambrai. The circumstances of death register reads that “While leading his Company in an attack North of Cambrai, he was hit by shrapnel and instantly killed.” George was buried in the Canada Cemetery at Tilloy-Lez-Cambrai and his headstone reads “Valiant in Battle.”