Monday 19 November 2012

Private George Emmerson Vipond

Born on 2 January 1884 in Durham, England – husband of Margaret Vipond, Enstone, Oxfordshire, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Hawthorn Farm, Libertyville, Illinois; trade as coachman; married; no current military service; previously served with the Oxfordshire Hussars (yeomanry, three years, lance-corporal); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 July 1917 (number 225272) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 29 February of March 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – killed in action on 2 September 1918 – buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.28), France.

(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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