Kettyls, George Alva

Regimental Number: 523377
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Army Medical Corps

George was born in Blenheim, Ontario on August 24, 1884. At the time of his enlistment in September of 1916, George was living in Calgary and working as a minister. In September of 1918, he received gunshot wounds to his neck, right arm, and left wrist. George was granted permission to marry a Scotswoman, Catherine Elizabeth Ross, in Edinburgh in July of 1919. After his discharge in September of 1919, George and Catherine returned to Canada and filed on a homestead at 22-80-2-W6, near Lake Saskatoon, where George was the minister of the Methodist church. George died on November 17, 1945.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 82; Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 5, 254-255