Monday, 14 January 2013

Lance-Sergeant George Wetherilt

Born on 14 March 1891 in Botterale, London, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Angelina Wetherilt, Fulham, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as wood worker and machine hand; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410665) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to England for demobilization on 26 April 1919.

Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal - unit recommendation date unknown, no recommendation text.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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