Sinclair, George William

Regimental Number: 67516
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 25th Battalion; 17th Battalion

George was born in Manchester, England on April 23, 1872. He and his wife Margaret were living in New Waterford, Nova Scotia where he worked as a miner at the time of his enlistment in November of 1914. In October of 1915, George received severe gunshot wounds to his neck, head, and shoulder at Kemmel, Belgium. It appears that he spent the remainder of the war in England. In June of 1917, George was wounded in his right shoulder by a hand grenade; this may have been during a training exercise in England. In 1919, George, Margaret, and their two children came to the South Peace where George filed on SW 20-71-3-W6 and NW 17-71-3-W6. George died on January 15, 1957.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 450