George Lyman Anglin

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


May 15, 1896

Born at Montreal Quebec to James Vickers, MD and Clara Ellen (nee Ives) Anglin 

At some point the family moved to New Brunswick and George attended the St John High School


Sep 13, 1915

Attested into the 64th Battalion at Sussex New Brunswick 

Ø      Number 470139

Ø      Next of kin given as Dr James V Anglin, father, of Lancaster Heights, St John New Brunswick

Ø      Previous occupation given as Student at Mount Allison University

Ø      Previous military experience given as 2 years in the 62nd Regiment, St John Fusiliers as well as the Mount Allison Officer Training Corps

Ø      Religion given as Methodist

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company 

The Battalion trained at Sussex New Brunswick.  On Attestation he gave his birth date as May 5, 1895.  It is unclear why he did this as he was clearly old enough to enlist


Sep 20, 1915

Appointed to rank of Lance Corporal


Oct 1, 1915

Appointed to rank of Acting Corporal


Nov 1, 1915

Appointed to Provisional rank of Sergeant


Mar 31, 1916

Embarked the SS Adriatic at Halifax Nova Scotia


Apr 9, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Bramshott Camp


May 15, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his brother, Norman Anglin, at Lancaster Heights, St John New Brunswick


Jul 6, 1916

Posted to the 40th Reserve Battalion at Caesars Camp


Jul 12, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Jul 14, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion.  On arrival he reverted to the rank of Private


Aug 5, 1916

Left the CBD to join the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at the Halifax Camp


Aug 8, 1916

Attached to the 2nd Entrenching Battalion for duty and appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay


Sep 17, 1916

Ceased to be attached and joined the 21st Battalion at the Brickfields, having just come out of the action on the Somme. 

Reverted to the rank of Private on arrival, but was promoted to the rank of Corporal to replace Cpl McIntosh who had been killed in action during the attack a few days earlier at the Sugar Factory at Courcelette


Nov 1, 1916

Appointed to rank of Acting Sergeant


Nov 3, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with ICT (inter-connective tissue) infection of the right foot


Nov 5, 1916

Transferred to No 4 CFA


Nov 8, 1916

Transferred to No 6 CFA


Nov 13, 1916

Discharged to duty


Apr 9, 1917

Reported to have been killed in action during the advance at Vimy Ridge.  Because his body was never recovered, or if so, was never identified, he is commemorated on the Memorial at Vimy Ridge

After his death, the following items were sent to the family 

Ø      British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his brother, Norman Anglin

Ø      The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll to his father, Dr JV Anglin

Ø      The Memorial Cross to his mother, Mrs CE Anglin

o       All of the above were living at Fairville New Brunswick


Jan 9, 1922

The Plaque, or Dead Man’s Penny, was returned as it was incorrectly inscribed


Feb 8, 1924

A replacement Plaque was sent to his father at the address above


George Anglin is in the middle row, 3rd from the left

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