Monday 30 July 2012

Private George William Sutherby

Born on 6 December 1890 in Duluth, Minnesota - son of John and Sarah Sutherby, Point Anne, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Williamsford, Ontario; trade as engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 15 February 1916 (number 838900) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - died on 30 October 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery (grave VI.B.14), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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