Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
16/07/1899
Geburtsort:
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Arbeiter
Religion:
Roman Catholic

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Canada
Truppe:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
644704
Einberufung ort:
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Einheiten:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 4th Bn. (Central Ontario)  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
07/11/1917
Sterbeort:
Van Meulen, 's Graventafel, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
18

Gedenkstätte

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Zusätzliche Informationen

On November 6th 1917, the 4th Battalion (Central Ontario) participated in the attack on Passchendaele. A day later they are relieved under the cover of darkness.

The men shuffled in silence along narrow plank roads to the rear. It was difficult for them to pass each other. The men jostled along the narrow paths, which regularly came under fire. It was chaos. Anyone who fell off the path was unlikely to get back onto it, since the men lacked the strength to pull themselves out of the sucking mud. Dulled by exhaustion and the constant presence of death, their comrades were apathetic as they watched men drown. Just one thought dominated: get away from here.

One of the young men who disappeared into the mud was George Dusome of Penetanguishene, Ontario, who had only recently turned eighteen. He had lied about his age so that he could join up. At ’s Gravenstafel he fell out of the line. George was never seen again.

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