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Gairns, Peter, 736748, Private (1890-)
Gagnier, Percy Wilfred, 793334, Private (1891-)
Gagon, George Whitehead, 2378486, Private (1896-)
Galbraith, -, Lieutenant
Gallacher, William, 841136, Private (1882-1917)
Gallagher, William Edward, 663374, Private (1884-)
Gallant, Fabian Gregory, 793568, Private (1896-)
Gallant, Onezime A., 712839, Private
Gardner, Charles Cowan, 799065, Sergeant, D.C.M. (1886-)
Garlick, John Henry, Lieutenant (1896-)
Garneau, Frank Joseph Gerard, Lieutenant (1894-)
Garneau, Joseph Albert, 1003206, Private (1893-1918)
Gaudet, Joseph Raymond, 712716, Private (1897-)
Gauthier, Edmond, 61243, Private (1893-)
Gautreau, Edward (Eddy) Joseph, 847735, Private (1897-)
Gavin, Peter John, 2061021, Private (1881-)
Geissler, Charles Richard, 226090, Private, M.S.M. (1896-)
Gendreau, Ludger, 684043, Corporal (1890-)
George, William Arnold, 80173, Private, M.M. (1891-)
Giles, Sydney William, 463765, Private (1885-1917)
Giles, Thomas, 415570, Private (1897-1918)
Gillander, Robert Murray, 177297, Private (1897-)
Gillespie, Albert Edward, 835972, Sergeant, M.M. (1891-)
Gillies, Daniel, 415039, Sergeant, M.M. (1887-)
Gilpin, Alfred, 121061, Private (1897-)
Glasgow, James, 79575, Sergeant, M.M. (1892-)
Glover, Fay Carmen, 712077, Private (1896-)
Goode, William James, 769791, Private (1897/8-)
Goodman, Carl William, 294023, Private (1895-)
Goodman, Fred Charles, 523292, Private (1895-)
Goodwin, Leonard Wilfred, 712084, Sergeant, M.M. (1895-)
Goodwin, William, 690664, Private (1897-)
Gordon, Henry, 183, Regimental Sergeant-Major, M.S.M. (1889-)
Gore, Joseph Henry, 113253, Private (1889-)
Gorman, Charles Ingraham, 817060, Corporal (1897-)
Graham, Alexander, Major (1873-)
Graham, Eldon, 788867, Private (1897-1953)
Grainger, John, 712076, Sergeant (1895-)
Granger, Edwin Dickby, 460515, Private (1895-)
Grant, William, 424273, Private (1896-)
Grantham, Charles Victor, Major (1890-)
Graves, Robert, 643255, Private (1895-)
Greenwood, Hilbert, 829245, Private (c1898-1918)
Greer, Garnet Houston, 2233341, Private
Greer, George Walter, 406405, Private
Gregson, Lawrence, 835391, Private (1891-)
Griffith(s), George Cecil, 276353, Private (1895-)
Groves, Arthur Gordon, 901393, Private (1893-)
Gunn, Ewart Stewart, 438884, Private (1882-)
Gunning, Lorne Wilbert, 727236, Private (1897-1918)
Gurd, Robert Hawley, 645373, Sergeant, M.M. (1888-)

Gairns, Peter, 736748, Private (1890-)

Peter Gairns was born on 26 April 1890 at Forfarshire, Scotland. [Family Notes]  He enlisted at Lethbridge, Alberta on 25 March 1916, at which time he was single, working as a teamster, and living at 414, 3rd Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.  He listed his mother, Mrs. M. Lindsay of Balruddery, Scotland, as next-of kin.

Private P. Gairns was wounded in October 1918.


Gagnier, Percy Wilfred, 793334, Private (1891-)

Percy Wilfred Gagnier was born on 10 June 1891 at Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick.  He enlisted in the 132nd Battalion at Campbellton, New Brunswick on 19 January 1916, having served in the 73rd Militia Regiment for nine years, at which time he was married and working as a labourer.  He listed his wife, Jennie Gagnier of Campbellton, New Brunswick, as next-of-kin.

Private P.W. Gagnier was gassed on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Gagon, George Whitehead, 2378486, Private (1896-)

George Whitehead Gagon was born on 3 November 1896 at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, son of T.W. Gagon.  He enlisted in the 1st Depot Battalion of the Manitoba Regiment at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 4 December 1917, having received his medical examination on 14 November 1917 at Dauphin, Manitoba.  He was single, working as a farmer at Gypsumville, Manitoba, and listed his father, also of Gypsumville, as next-of-kin.  A note on his attestation paper indicates that he was subsequently transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.

Private G.W. Gagon was wounded in October 1918.


Galbraith, -, Lieutenant

The first mention of Lieutenant Galbraith in the 6th Brigade CMG Company War Diary was on 26 May 1916.  Over the next few days he was noted as visiting front line positions several times.  On 14 September 1916, in preparation for the Battle of Flers-Courcelette the following day, he was in command of No. 3 Section when it was "attached to [the] 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade for the purpose of firing a barrage in rear of enemy positions."  On 16 September, he took two guns from No. 2 Section to new indirect fire positions.


Gallacher, William, 841136, Private (1882-1917)

William Gallacher was born on 25 August 1882 at Govan, Scotland.  At the time of his enlistment in the 148th (Overseas) Battalion at Montreal, Quebec on 8 January 1916, he was working as a machinist and toolmaker, and was married with no children.  He showed his next-of-kin as his wife Mrs. Mary Agnes Gallacher (Rankin) of 594 Des Erables Street, Montreal, Quebec (this address was later changed to c/o Mrs. D. Rankin, 124 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland).

Private W. Gallacher died on 7 November 1917, the day following the company's support of the successful infantry attack on the village of Passchendaele.  The following extract is from the 6th Brigade CMG Company's War Diary for that day: "Weather unfavorable.  Barrage guns fired during night.  6000 rounds on S.O.S. line.  Mobile guns spent a comparatively quiet day.  Ration parties made successful trips without casualties.  Guns of No. 1 Section suffered heavily during the day ... Total Casualties for the day were 6 O.R's killed 7 O.R's wounded and 3 O.R's missing.  10 O.R's reinforcements were received."  His name is commemmorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 32).


Gallagher, William Edward, 663374, Private (1884-)

William Edward Gallagher was born on 13 September 1884 at Sheridan, Michigan, U.S.A.  He enlisted in the 164th Battalion at Milton, Ontario on 31 January 1916, at which time he was a married brickworker living at Milton Heights, Ontario.  He listed his wife Alice Gallagher, also of Milton Heights, as next-of-kin.

Private W.E. Gallagher was wounded on 15 October 1918.


Gallant, Fabian Gregory, 793568, Private (1896-)

Fabian Gregory Gallant was born on 1 July 1896 at Sunnyside, Restigouche County, New Brunswick, son of John Peter Gallant. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 132nd Battalion (via the 73rd Regiment) at Campbellton, New Brunswick on 25 January 1916, at which time he was single and working as a labourer in Cambellton.  He listed his father, still of Sunnyside, as next-of-kin.

Private F.G. Gallant was wounded on 15 September 1918.  The War Diary for that day includes the following: "Hostile gas shelling very heavy during day, and aerial activity very marked ... 7 am ... 1 O.R. Killed. And 2 O.R. wounded."


Gallant, Onezime A., 712839, Private

Private Onezime A. Gallant was detached to the 25th Cdn. Battalion, Unit Group No. 1 "A" Charlottetown on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Gardner, Charles Cowan, 799065, Sergeant, D.C.M. (1886-)

Charles Cowan Gardner was born on 27 August 1886 at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  He enlisted in the 134th Overseas Battalion (48th Highlanders) at Toronto, Ontario on 12 January 1916, having served with the 48th Highlanders as a Private for five years.  At the time, he was married and working as a shoemaker in Toronto.  He listed his wife, Margaret Gardner of 602 Pape Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant C.C. Gardner was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.  He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) on 5 October 1918.


Garlick, John Henry, Lieutenant (1896-)

John Henry Garlick was born on 2 February 1896 at London, England, and enlisted in the 75th Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 15 December 1915, having previously served with the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.  At this time he was single, working as a clerk, and living with his mother - specified as next-of-kin - Mrs. Rose Garlick, at 116 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario. [Family Notes]

The 2nd Battalion CMG Corps Nominal Roll for September 1918 shows Lieutenant J.H. Garlick in "A" Battery No. 1 Company, where he remained until January 1919.  In February 1919, he was shown as Transport Officer of No. 1 Company, and remained there until the end of March.  He was shown as being on leave in the Nominal Roll dated 15 March 1919.


Garneau, Frank Joseph Gerard, Lieutenant (1894-)
 
Frank Joseph Gerard Garneau was born on 19 March 1894 at Quebec City, Quebec.  He enlisted in the 57th Battalion (although he was subsequently transferred to the 163rd Overseas Battalion) at Quebec City on 22 March 1916.  At the time he was a student at Laval University, and living with his mother, Mrs. E.B. Garneau, at 102 Grand-Allee, Quebec City.  He was a member of the 9th Regiment U. of Q., and had served with them for 6 months - from 15 December 1914 until 15 June 1915 - at the Citadel, Quebec City.

Lieut. F.J.G. Garneau is shown in the first Nominal Roll compiled for the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps in April 1918, in "L" Battery of No. 3 Company, attached from the 22nd (Canadian Infantry) Battalion.  He was involved in the Battle of Cambrai, between 9 and 15 October 1918, as described in a report accompanying the War Diary: "11 October - 'L' Battery advanced in support of the 21st Battalion and moved up to T.6.d.50.30. following the advance. The advance met with considerable resistance. Many casualties being caused by machine gun fire. Captain FROST was wounded and Lieutenant GARNEAU took up the Battery.  The Infantry advanced slowly to the crest of the hill in U.1. and U.2. 'L' Battery moved forward to positions near the crest.  At 1100 hours an enemy counter-attack developed supported by tanks. The Infantry fell back behind the 'L' Battery. 'L' Battery engaged the tanks and accompanying Infantry, causing 30 or 40 casualties among the German Infantry, and causing the tanks to turn back ... Casualties 2 Killed 28 wounded. 2 Officers wounded 1 Gassed."  He remained with "L" Battery until the end of March.


Garneau, Joseph Albert, 1003206, Private (1893-1918)

Joseph Albert Garneau was born on 19 April 1893 at Burtridge, Quebec, son of Joseph Garneau & Delice Lamoureux, his wife.  He enlisted in the 227th Overseas Battalion at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on 19 May 1916, at which time he was unmarried, living at 73 Dennis Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and working as a driver on a delivery waggon.  He listed his sister Argentina Garneau, also of 73 Dennis Street, Sault Ste. Marie, as next-of-kin.

Private J.A. Garneau was killed in action on 2 October 1918, and was buried at Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. II.B.5).  The CWGC database shows his parents, then of 130 Albert West, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, as next-of-kin, and states that he was a native of Bouchette, Quebec.


Gaudet, Joseph Raymond, 712716, Private (1897-)

Joseph Raymond Gaudet was born on 6 February 1896 (although his attestation paper states 1897) at Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, son of Alphonse Gaudet. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 105th Overseas Battalion at Summerside, Prince Edward Island on 17 March 1916, at which time he was unmarried and working as a farmer at Miscouche, P.E.I.  He listed his father, also of Miscouche, as next-of-kin.

Private J.R. Gaudet was detached to the 25th Cdn. Battalion, Unit Group No. 1 "A" Charlottetown on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Gauthier, Edmond, 61243, Private (1893-)

Edmond Gauthier was born in 1893 at Montreal, Quebec, son of Jean Gauthier, and enlisted at Montreal on 27 October 1914.  He was working as a chauffeur, and listed his next-of-kin as his father, then of 480 St Hubert (presumably also in Montreal).

Private E. Gauthier was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Gautreau, Edward (Eddy/Eddie) Joseph, 847735, Private (1897-)

Edward (Eddy/Eddie) Joseph Gautreau was born in 1897 at Shediac, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, son of Mr. P. Gautreau.  He enlisted in the 150th Overseas Battalion at Amherst, Nova Scotia on 8 April 1915, at which time he was single and working as a labourer at Shediac.  He listed his father, also of Shediac, as next-of-kin.

Private E.J. Gautreau was detached to No. 3 Section, D.A.C. Unit Group 5, "D" Moncton, New Brunswick on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Gavin, Peter John, 2061021, Private (1881-)

Peter John Gavin was born on 29 June 1881 (although his attestation paper states 1882) at Alberton, Prince County, Prince Edward Island. [Family Notes]  He enlisted at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 31 May 1917, having served for one and a half years in the Comp. Battalion.  He was unmarried, an active militia member, and working as a fisherman at Alberton, P.E.I.  He listed his sister Mary Power, also of Alberton, as next-of-kin.

Private P.J. Gavin was detached to the 25th Cdn. Battalion, Unit Group No. 1 "A" Charlottetown on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Geissler, Charles Richard, 226090, Private, M.S.M. (1896-)

Charles Richard Geissler was born on 28 August 1896 at Edinburgh, Scotland, son of Theodore Geissler. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the Depot Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles at London, Ontario on 2 October 1915, at which time he was unmarried and working as a clerk.  He listed his father, then of Broughdale Avenue, London, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Private C.R. Geissler was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 1 January 1919.


Genders, John, 1060377, Private (1894-)

John Genders was born on 10 April 1894 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, son of John Genders.  He enlisted in the 246th Overseas Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) at Aldershot, Nova Scotia on 29 May 1917, having served for 34 months in the Comp. Battalion.  He was unmarried and working as a farmer at Milford Station, Nova Scotia.  He listed his father, also of Milford Station, as next-of-kin.

Private J. Genders was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Gendreau, Ludger, 684043, Corporal (1890-)

Ludger Gendreau was born on 7 September 1890 at Isle d'Orleans, St. Laurent, son of Alexandre Gendreau. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 150th Battalion at Quebec on 31 January 1916, at which time he was single, doing "general work" and living at 13 N. Dame, Quebec.  He listed his father, of Isle d'Orleans, St. Laurent, as next-of-kin.

Corporal L. Gendreau was wounded on 9 October 1918.


George, William Arnold, 80173, Private, M.M. (1891-)

William Arnold George was born on 27 July 1891 at Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 31st Battalion at Calgary, Alberta on 3 March 1915, having served with the South Wales Territorials.  He was single and working as a rancher, and listed his father, of Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, as next-of-kin.

Private W.A. George was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.


Giles, Sydney William, 463765, Private (1885-1917)

Sydney William Giles was born on 25 January 1885 in London, England, son of Charles Samuel & Sarah Ann Giles (later of 20 Wymondham St, Brighton, England). [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 62nd (Overseas) Battalion at Vernon, British Columbia on 7 August 1915.  At the time he was working as a woodcarver, and had served for nine months in the D.C.O.R., presumably a local militia.  He listed his next-of-kin as his wife, Mrs. S.W. Giles, of 2190, 4th Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Private S.W. Giles died on 8 November 1917, shortly after the company's support of the successful infantry attack on the village of Passchendaele two days earlier.  The following extract is from the 6th Brigade CMG Company's War Diary for that day: "Weather cloudy. Day comparatively quiet but men were exhausted from exposure.  Barrage guns fired 8,000 rounds on S.O.S. line during night 7th/8th.  Mobile guns were again heavily shelled.  During night 8/9th reliefs took place ... Relief was successfully carried out, but crews on relief had to pass in the dark through area shelled with gas which caused some casualties.  Casualties for the day numbered 1 O.R. killed 2 O.R's wounded and 1 O.R. missing."  He was buried at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Ypres (Grave Ref. III.B.34).  His entry in the CWGC on-line database states that he enlisted in November 1914, and that he "reverted from [the rank of] Cpl in 1915 in order to go to the front."  His wife is shown as Mrs. Eda May Giles (nee Durling) of Myrtle Cottage, Common Rd, Stanmore, Middlesex, England.


Giles, Thomas, 415570, Private (1897-1918)

Thomas Giles was born on 14 April 1897 at Kempt, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, son of Matthew & Mary Ann Giles.  He enlisted in the 25th Battalion at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on 12 April 1915, having served in the 29th Battery C.F.A. since 1914.  At the time of his enlistment he was single and working as a labourer.  He listed his father, of Main Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, as next-of-kin.

Private T. Giles was killed in action on 10 September 1918, and was buried at Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. F.20).  The CWGC database shows his parents living at Commercial Street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at this time.


Gillander, Robert Murray, 177297, Private (1897-)

Robert Murray Gillander was born on 19 April 1897 at Megantic, son of James Gillander.  He enlisted in the 87th Overseas Battalion (Canadian Grenadier Guards) at Quebec City, Quebec.  He was single, working as a farmer, and had previously served in the 8th Regiment (Royal Rifles).  He listed his mother, of Lemesurier, Quebec, as next-of-kin.

Private R.M. Gillander was wounded on 19 October 1918


Gillespie, Albert Edward, 835972, Sergeant, M.M. (1891-)

Albert Edward Gillespie was born on 3 April 1891 at Wolfe Island, Frontenac County, Ontario, son of George Gillespie. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 146th Overseas Battalion at Kingston, Ontario on 14 June 1916, at which time he was single and working as a farmer at Wolfe Island, Ontario.  He listed his father, also of Wolfe Island, as next-of-kin.

The War Diary shows Private A.E. Gillespie as having been wounded on 2 October 1918.  It also shows a Sergeant A.E. Gillespie as having been awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.  The National Archives of Canada CEF database shows his final rank as Sergeant.


Gillies, Daniel, 415039, Sergeant, M.M. (1887-)

Daniel Gillies was born on 6 December 1887 at Richmond County, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted in the 40th Battalion at Glace Bay on 5 May 1915, at which time he was single and working as a miner.  He listed his mother, still of Richmond County, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant D. Gillies was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.  He was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 at Halifax. "B" for the purpose of demobilisation on 25 March 1919.


Gilpin, Alfred, 121061, Private (1897-)

Alfred Gilpin was born on 23 August 1897 at Dundee, Scotland.  He enlisted in the 69th Overseas Battalion at Montreal, Quebec on 1 October 1915, at which time he was single and working as a brass bed maker.  He listed his sister Jane Gilpin of 105, 3rd Avenue, Verdon, Quebec, as next-of-kin.

Private A. Gilpin was detached to the 24th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 7, "F" Montreal on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Glasgow, James, 79575, Sergeant, M.M. (1892-)

James Glasgow was born on 25 April 1892 at Edinburgh, Scotland, son of William Glasgow.  He enlisted in the 31st Battalion at Red Deer, Alberta on 18 November 1914, having previously served for two years in the New Zealand Territorials.  He was single, working as a carpenter, an active member of the 35th C.A.H., and listed his father, then of 96 Wilson Street, Wanganui, New Zealand, as next-of-kin.

Sgt. J. Glasgow was recommended for the Military Medal for his actions during the period 9-15 October, by his O.C. Major E.W. Sansom, and received this award on 19 November 1918.


Glover, Fay Carmen, 712077, Private (1896-)

Fay Carmen Glover was born on 25 April 1896 at Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 105th Overseas Battalion at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 14 October 1915, at which time he was unmarried, an active militia member of the 82nd Regiment, and working as a fisherman.  He listed his mother Mrs. Ester Glover, also of Mount Pleasant, P.E.I., as next-of-kin.

Private F.C. Glover was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Goode, William James, 769791, Private (1898-)

William James Goode was born on 11 March 1898 (although one versions of his attestation paper states 1897) at Bellingham, Northumberland, England. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 14th Overseas Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 6 January 1916, at which time he was working as a labourer and living with his mother, Elizabeth Goode, at 56 Appleton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Private W.J. Goode was wounded on 11 May 1918, as is shown by the following War Diary entry: "One Gun hit by shell fire and damaged.  New one supplied immediately.  One Other Rank wounded. 769791 Pte GOODE, W."  A later list of casualties states that he was wounded on 12 May, which was probably an error.


Goodman, Carl William, 294023, Private (1895-)

On 4 November 1917, as they were preparing for the attack on Passchendaele village, Fraser found some time to contemplate the make-up of his crew (The Journal of Private Fraser, ed. Reginald H. Roy, publ. 1998, CEF Books): "Expecting to remain here until the end of the Passchendaele action, I found time to check up on the crew and the gun and noted the following:

No. 14 Gun Crew Gun Particulars
1. Fraser, D. 1. Tripod and Crosshead C48348
2. Ladd, Wm. 2. Gun L862
3. Reid 3. Field Mount C79931
4. Linden 4. Lock A313
5. Orme 5. Lock (Spare) 47734
6. Goodman, C.W. 6. Feed Block 41788
7. Bartley 7. Feed Block (Spare) A45
8. Fage
Crew members 4, 5, 6 and 7 were new men and at the present date I have no recollection of them.  Although I was the longest in France and Belgium Fage was longer with the Machine-Gun Company and was latterly transferred to my crew from No. 15."

Carl William Goodman was born on 12 September 1895 (or 1896) at Winnipeg, Manitoba, son of Carl Goodman.  He enlisted in the 223rd Overseas Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 10 March 1916, at which time he was working as a clerk and living at 688 Victor Street, Winnipeg.  He listed is father, also of 688 Victor Street, as next-of-kin.


Goodman, Fred Charles, 523292, Private (1895-)

Fred Charles Goodman was born on 28 May 1895 at Malvern, Worcestershire, England.  He enlisted in the Army Medical Corps (A.M.C.) Training Depot No. 13 at Calgary, Alberta on 16 June 1916, at which time he was single, working as a press feeder, and living at 2227 30th Street, South-west, Calgary, Alberta.  He listed his mother Mrs. A.E. Goodman, of the same address, as next-of-kin.

Private F.C. Goodman, noted as being attached to the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps from the C.A.M.C., ceased "to be attached on 26th March, 1919 on being detached to 25th Canadian Battalion for demobilization at Unit Group No. 1 Halifax."

Frederick Charles Goodman died at Calgary, Alberta in 1964.  [Ref: Burnsland Cemetery Index, Calgary, Alberta - by the Alberta Family History Society]


Goodwin, Leonard Wilfred, 712084, Sergeant, M.M. (1895-)

Leonard Wilfred Goodwin was born on 6 November 1894 (although his attestation paper states 6 February 1895) at Willington, Prince Edward Island, son of John Goodwin. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 105th Overseas Battalion at Charlottetown, P.E.I. on 29 October 1915, at which time he was an active member of the 82nd Militia Regiment, single, and working as a farmer.  He listed his father, of Wellington, P.E.I., as next-of-kin.

Sergeant L.W. Goodwin was awarded the Military Medal on 24 May 1918.


Goodwin, William, 690664, Private (1897-)

William Goodwin was born on 30 April 1897 at Medbourne, Leicestershire, England. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 173rd Battalion (Highlanders) at Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, at which time he was unmarried, working as a buffer, and living at 175 Kensington Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.  He listed his mother Sarah Goodwin, also of 175 Kensington Avenue, Hamilton, as next-of-kin.

Private W. Goodwin was wounded in October 1918.


Gordon, Henry, 183, Regimental Sergeant-Major, M.S.M. (1889-)

Henry Gordon was born on 9 December 1889 at Aberdeen, Scotland.  He enlisted at Toronto, Ontario on 15 February 1915, having served for three years with the 4th Battalion (Gordon Highlanders).  At the time of his enlistment, he was single, an active militia member, and working as a salesman.  He listed Elizabeth Gordon of 47 Rosebank Terrace, Aberdeen, as next-of-kin.  A duplicate attestation paper dated 27 October 1919 at Toronto, Ontario, shows him married, a salesman, and living with his wife, Margaret McFarlane Gordon, at 199 Oakmount Road, Toronto, having served for 4 years and 10 months in the C.E.F.

R.S.M. Henry Gordon was mentioned in dispatches on 7 April 1918.  He was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 1 January 1919.


Gore, Joseph Henry, 113253, Private (1889-)

Joseph Henry Gore was born on 29 July 1889 at Montreal, Quebec.  He enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario on 27 January 1915, having served for one year in the 2nd O.C.H., three years in the 8th R.R., and a further two years in the 43rd Regiment.  At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried and working as a plumber, and listed Mrs. J. Gore - presumably his mother - of 10 Fleurie Street, Quebec as next-of-kin.

Private J.H. Gore was gassed on 27 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Gorman, Charles (Charlie) Ingraham, 817060, Corporal (1897-)

Charles Ingraham Gorman was born on 6 July 1897 at St. John, New Brunswick.  He enlisted in the 140th Overseas Battalion at Sussex, New Brunswick on 10 November 1915, at whoch time he was single and working as a clerk at St. John.  He listed his mother, Mrs. Mary Gorman of 292 Main Street, St. John, as next-of-kin. [Family Notes]

According to the War Diary, Corporal C.I. Gorman was gassed on 9 September 1918.  Other sources state that he suffered shrapnel wounds in the leg on this day.  After some time in hospital he was discharged on 2 May 1919.  After the war, Charles Gorman became a world famous speedskater, breaking records and winning many championships between 1924 and 1927.  Subsequently, he owned service stations on Portland and Main Streets in St. John.  After falling ill and entering a nursing home at St. Martins in the mid-1930s, he died on 11 February 1940.  A memorial was erected in his honour in King's Square, St. John.  [Ref: Portland Main Street's Famous People, Biography of Charles Gorman - by the NBCC[Video of Charlie Gorman's Funeral]


Graham, Alexander, Major (1873-)

Alexander Graham was born on 7 December 1873 at Hibbert Township, Perth County, Ontario.  He married Annie Christine Duke at Vancouver, British Columbia on 6 July 1905.

He enlisted in the 92nd Overseas Battalion at Vernon Camp, Vancouver, British Columbia on 23 October 1915, having served for 17 years in the 5th C.F.A. and the 6th Regiment D.C.O.R.  He was working as an Inspector of Schools, and listed his next-of-kin as his wife, Annie C. Graham, of 2900 Scott Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Major Alex Graham is shown in "G" Battery of No. 2 Company in the first Nominal Roll compiled for the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps, dated April 1918, on attachment from the 102nd Battalion.  The following month, he was second-in-command of the Battalion.  From 1 until 21 June 1918, he assumed command of No. 2 Company, after which he went to a course at Camiers.  When he returned on 10 July, he assumed command of the Battalion until 25 July when Lt.-Col. Weir returned from leave.  Then, on the night of 16 August he "took ill and had to be removed to Hospital," and does not reappear in the War Diaries.

Alexander Graham died on 21 October 1936 at Vancouver, B.C., aged 62.


Graham, Eldon, 788867, Private (1897-1953)

Eldon Graham was born on 5 June 1897 at Micksburg, Renfrew County, Ontario, son of George Albert & Sarah Graham.  He enlisted in the 130th Overseas Battalion at Pembroke, Ontario on 21 February 1916, at which time he was working as a farmer in Micksburg.  He listed his next-of-kin as his father, also of Micksburg. [Family Notes]

Private E. Graham was wounded on 8 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.  Eldon Graham married Daisey Meadows, and had three children.  He died on 14 May 1953.


Grainger, John, 712076, Sergeant (1895-)

John Grainger was born on 28 September 1895 at Eureka, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, son of Peter Grainger. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 105th Overseas Battalion at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 14 October 1915, having received a medical examination at Summerside, P.E.I. on 4 October.  At the time of his enlistment, he was unmarried, working as a merchant, and an active militia member of the 82nd Regiment.  He listed his father, of 377 Atlantic Avenue, Sidney Mines, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant J. Grainger was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Granger, Edwin Dickby/Digby, 460515, Private (1895-)

Edwin Dickby/Digby Granger was born on 21 August 1895 in Mile End, London, England, and enlisted in the 61st Overseas Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 14 August 1915.  At this time he was unmarried, working as a clerk, and listed his next-of-kin as Edward D. Granger, of 615 Seven Oakes, Kildonan, Manitoba. [Family Notes]

Private E.D. Granger was reported missing on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.  Presumably he was subsequently found, since he does not appear in the CWGC on-line database of soldiers killed in WW1.


Grant, William, 424273, Private (1896-)

William Grant was born on 28 May 1896 at St Paul's Parish, Leigh, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, son of William Grant.  He enlisted in the 12th Manitoba Dragoons at Souris, Manitoba on 23 December 1914, at which time he was working as a baker, and listed is next-of-kin as his father, of Souris.

Private W. Grant was wounded on 8 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Grantham, Charles Victor, Major (1890-)

Charles Victor Grantham was born on 24 May 1890 at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  When he enlisted in the 75th Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 22 July 1915, he described himself as a "Gentleman", and gave his next-of-kin as his mother, Helen Musgrove Grantham of 245 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario.  He stated that he was a current member of the 9th M.H., an active militia, and had previously served in the 13th Regiment, R.C.I.  Notes on his attestation paper suggest that he trained with the Machine Gun Depot, and was subsequently transferred to the 26th Battalion.

On 8 October 1917, Captain C.V. Grantham arrived from the 5th Bde. CMG Company and took command of the 6th Bde. CMG Coy.  From 2 until 11 November, for the duration of the attack that the company made of the village of Passchendaele, he became group commander of barrage guns for the 2nd Division.  From 6 to 23 December Gratham went on leave for two weeks to England.  On 29 December, he was appointed Acting Major and awarded the Military Cross.  On 25 March 1918, he proceeded to the 1st Battalion CMG Corps, to take up a posting as second-in-command of that unit.  An entry dated 17 Jul 1918 in the 2nd Bn. CMGC War Diary, when they were relieved by the 1st Bn. CMGC, indicates that Major Grantham was still with them at that date.  On 8 October, 1918, he was certainly O.C. of No. 3 Company, 1st Bn. CMGC.


Graves, Robert, 643255, Private (1895-)

Robert Graves was born on 8 September 1895 at Lafayette, Indiana, USA.  He enlisted in the 157th Battalion at Barrie, Ontario on 4 December 1915, at which time he was working as a machinist in Barrie.  He stated that his next-of-kin was his mother, Louise Graves, also of Barrie, Ontario.

Private R. Graves went missing on 8 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.  Presumably he was wounded or made his way back to duty in due course, because he does not appear on the CWGC on-line database as having died, and is not mentioned again in the War Diary.  Analysis of the reports submitted on operations between 8 and 10 August by the O.C.s of the Machine-gun Companies suggests that Pte. Graves was one of nine soldiers who went missing, probably due to the thick mist, and may well have been wounded, during the advance of No. 3 Company on 9 August.


Greenwood, Hilbert, 829245, Private (c1898-1918)

Private H. Greenwood was killed in action on 10 October 1918, aged 20, and was buried at Mill Switch British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Cambrai, Nord (Grave Ref. C.25).  The CWGC database lists his next-of-kin as his parents, Lewis & Florence Greenwood of 42 Boyle St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, and states that he was born at Halifax, England. [Family Notes]


Greer, Garnet Houston, 2233341, Private

Private G.H. Greer was reported missing on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.  Presumably he was subsequently found, since he does not appear in the CWGC on-line database of soldiers killed in WW1.


Greer, George Walter, 406405, Private

George Walter Greer was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Gregson, Lawrence, 835391, Private (1891-)

Lawrence Gregson was born on 18 June 1891 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England, son of John Gregson. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 146th Battalion at Kingston, Ontario on 21 January 1916, at which time he was unmarried, working as a labourer, and living at 216 Rideau Street, Kingston, Ontario.  He listed his father, also of 216 Rideau Street, Kingston, as next-of-kin.

Private L. Gregson was wounded on 1 October 1918.


Griffith(s), George Cecil, 276353, Private (1895-)

George Cecil Griffith was born on 15 November 1895 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, son of Edward A. Griffith.  He enlisted in the 207th Overseas Battalion at Indian Head, Saskatchewan on 29 May 1916, at which time he was working as a painter in Indian Head.  He listed his father, also of Indian Head, Saskatchewan, as next-of-kin.

Private G.C. Griffith was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Groves, Arthur Gordon, 901393, Private (1893-)

Arthur Gordon Groves was born on 6 April 1893 in the United States.  He enlisted in the 193rd Overseas Battalion at Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia on 20 March 1916, having previously served for five years with the 76th Regiment.  He was married, working as a farmer, and living at R. Deloy(?) No. 5, Central Onslow, Nova Scotia.  He listed his wife Etta Jane Groves, of the same address, as next-of-kin. [Family Notes]

Private A.G. Groves was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Gunn, Ewart Stewart, 438884, Private (1882-)

Ewart Stewart Gunn was born on 13 December 1882 at Stonewall, Manitoba.  He enlisted at Fort Frances on 13 February 1915, at which time he was single and working as a builder.  He listed John Gunn of Bank of Nova Scotia Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, as next-of-kin.

Private E.S. Gunn was detached to the 24th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 7, "F" Montreal on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Gunning, Lorne Wilbert, 727236, Private (1897-1918)

Lorne Wilbert Gunning was born on 4 August 1897 at Blanshard, Perth County, Ontario. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 110th Battalion at St Mary's, Ontario on 10 December 1915, at which time he was working as a farmer.  He listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Ellen Gunning, of Granton, Ontario.

Private L.W. Gunning died on 31 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras, after having been listed as missing on 28 August.  He was buried at Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. III.C.13).


Gurd, Robert Hawley, 645373, Sergeant, M.M. (1888-)

Robert Hawley Gurd was born on 15 July 1888 at Metlakatla, Prince Rupert, British Columbia. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 158th Overseas Battalion (The Duke of Connaught's Own) at Vancouver, British Columbia on 14 January 1916, at which time he was single, working as a bookeeper, and living at 740 Burrand Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.  He listed his mother Mrs. Elizabeth Gurd, also of 740 Burrand Street, Vancouver, as next-of-kin.

Corporal R.H. Gurd was recommended for the Military Medal for his actions during the Battle of Cambrai, between 9 and 15 October 1918, and was indeed awarded the M.M. on 19 November 1918.


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