Watkins, George Claude

Regimental Number: 471023
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 2nd Battalion

George was born in London, England on May 16, 1896. It is unknown when he first came to Canada, but was living in Port Williams, Nova Scotia at the time of his enlistment in February of 1916. His brother Hugh Walter also enlisted. In August of 1918, George was supposed to return to Canada to be a veterinary student, but he was still in England in October of 1918; it is unknown whether he ever did study veterinary medicine. George filed on the southern half of 16-80-7-W6 and NE 10-77-6-W6 in 1919, though he canceled on all three. A present address card in his military service file indicates that George was living in Spirit River in 1922. In 1931, he was the manager of the Peace River Coach Line Company.

Sources: July 24, 1931 p. 1 c. 8 ?