Kenora Great War Project

 

Personal Details
Date of BirthAugust 12, 1899
Place of BirthMarlow on Thames, Bucks
CountryEngland
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinG. H. Page, Father
Trade / CallingFarmer
ReligionChurch of England
Service Details
Regimental Number439648
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion52nd Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Address at EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentAugust 17, 1915
Age at Enlistment16
Theatre of ServiceEurope
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathJune 23, 1976
Age at Death77
Buried AtLake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
Plot51E-38-4

Page, George Hiram

Date of birth listed  on Attestation Paper listed is 12 August 1897.

George Hiram Page was born in Marlow Bucks, England and moved with his family to Canada in 1908.

On 17 August, 1915 George enlisted for WW1 in Kenora, Ontario.  He arrived in England on 8 December 1915, and landed in France on 20 February 1916.   He received a Good Conduct badge on 28 September 1917, and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on 6 September 1918.   He received Lewis gun training and spent a short time with the ‘K’ Special Co.

On 27 August 1918 he received gun shot wounds to his  right forearm and side,  during the Second Battles of  Arras.   He always credited a caring nurse for ensuring that he received treatment as, some did not think he would be able to recover from his injuries.   His condition did improve and  he was sent to a  military hospital in Hampstead in October, then returned to Canada for a further 12  months of  treatment at the Manitoba Military Hospital  in December of 1918. George was discharged on 2 December 1919.

Following his return  home and his recovery,  George worked as a timber cruiser and fire ranger for the Ontario Forestry Branch.   He later started working for the Fire Department of the Town of Kenora.    Due to the damage that his lungs had sustained he was unable to handle that work and he soon transferred to the water pumping station where he worked until his retirement  in 1964.

George was married to Violet Grace Skeet on 14 December 1926.   They had eight children and lived in Kenora for the remainder of their lives.

George died on 23 June 1976 and is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

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