Lillico, George Elmor

Regimental Number: 859436
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 179th Battalion; 43rd Battalion

George was born in Wingham, Ontario on July 6, 1887. He was living in Cypress River, Manitoba when he enlisted in November of 1915. In May of 1917, at Vimy Ridge, George was wounded in the left thigh. A year later, in May of 1918, he was gassed, and in October of 1918 he sustained a gunshot wound to his left arm. After being discharged in 1919, George and his brother William, also a veteran, came to the Bay Tree area; George’s homestead was located at 9-79-13-W6. George married Mabel Edith Patterson sometime in the mid to late 1920s; they had ten children. He farmed in Bay Tree for the rest of his life. George died of the flu in Pouce Coupe on November 24, 1941.

Sources: Homesteaders’ Heritage p. 78