Friday 3 July 2009

Private George James Grice

Born on 1 March 1874 in Gananoque, Ontario - husband of Edith Grice, Gananoque, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, married with five children (girls 14 years, 12 years, and 3 months, boys 11 years and 7 years), no current or previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, light brown and thin hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410501) - 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 the 6th Area Employment Company, CEF, on 22 August 1917.

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