George Kortright Kesteven Wilgress



Jan 25, 1895

Born at Clarksburg Ontario


Dec 1, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Attested with rank of Lieutenant

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

Ø      Previous occupation given as Surveyor

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      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

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


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