George Kortright Kesteven Wilgress

 

 

Jan 25, 1895

Born at Clarksburg Ontario

 

Dec 1, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

      Attested with rank of Lieutenant

      Next of kin given as AT Wilgress (father) of c/o Brockville Times Office, Brockville Ontario

      Previous occupation given as Surveyor

      No previous military experience given

      Religion given as Church of England

      Assigned as a Platoon Commander in “A” Company

 

Feb 3, 1915

Qualified for rank of Captain

 

Feb 13, 1915

Granted 1 day leave

 

Feb 15, 1915

At duty from leave

 

May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec

  

 

May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent

 

Jul 23, 1915

Proceeded to Trench Warfare School

 

Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone

  

 

Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer

 

Oct 23, 1915

At duty from course

 

Nov 27, 1915

Killed in action by artillery shell

  Ridgewood Cemetery
Ypres, Belgium

 

Jun 15, 1916

Mentioned in Despatches per London Gazette #29623

  

 

Feb 24, 1921

Beginning on this date the following were sent to his father, Arthur T Wilgress, c/o Legislative Library, Parliament Buildings, Toronto Ontario 

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Plaque
Scroll 

A Memorial Cross was also sent to his mother, Mrs Meta C Wilgress, of 14 Oriole Gardens, Toronto Ontario

 


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