Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
16/07/1899
Lieu de naissance:
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada

Informations générales

Profession:
Ouvrier
Religion:
Roman Catholic

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Canada
Force armée:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
644704
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Unités:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 4th Bn. (Central Ontario)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
07/11/1917
Lieu de décès:
Van Meulen, 's Graventafel, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
18

Mémorial

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Complément d'informations

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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Kitchener Waterloo Record article 2015

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Kitchener Waterloo Record article 2017

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Kitchener Waterloo Record article 2020

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