Saturday 19 December 2009

Lance-Corporal George Victor Ince, MM

Born on 23 December 1893 in Hounslow, England - son of George Ince, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as coremaker, single, currently a member of the 42nd Regiment's guard in Petawawa, no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, brown eyes, light hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 1 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410318) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (awarded 19 February 1917): "For bravery in the field."

(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))

No comments: