Wednesday 27 February 2013

Private George Austin Winegarden

Born on 29 December 1887 in Burford, Ontario - husband of Alice May Winegarden, St. Catharines, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as wife; trade as cigar maker; married; no current military service; previously served with the 7th Regiment Fusiliers (London, Ontario); Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 4 September 1917 (number 2527333) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 29 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.32), 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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