Grimsby Newspapers
Killed in action
Grimsby Independent, 16 Jun 1915, p. 1

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Item Type:
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
16 Jun 1915
Date Of Event:
23 May 1915
Personal Name(s):
Gregory, George
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Gregory, Pte. George, killed in action in France on May 23. On Friday night last, June 11, Mrs. George Gregory, Clark Street, received the following telegram from the Militia Department in Ottawa: "Deeply regret to inform you, 11,482 Pte. George Gregory, 4th Battalion, officially reported killed in action May 23. - Adjutant-General. For the second time since Langemarck, the grim horrors of war have been brought home to the people of Grimsby. Private Gregory was well known here and was an honest, hard working, industrious young man, and his death on the field of battle is deeply regretted by all citizens of this district. Private Gregory was a member of "H" Co., 44th Regt., and answered the call to duty promptly on the morning of August 5, when his company under Lieut. Johnson left for duty on the Welland Canal. When the call came for volunteers for overseas service, he gallantly followed the lead of his young officer and offered his services, was accepted and left for the front with the other 44th boys in the 4th Battalion. Private Gregory was born in Hull, Que., 29 years ago, and was married there on March 16, 1905. He leaves to mourn his loss one sister in Montreal, one brother in New South Wales, a brother in Ottawa, and his wife and four little children in Grimsby, the youngest being Grimsby's second soldier baby , a bright bouncing boy born on November 27,1914. The sympathy of the whole Grimsby district goes out to the sorrowing family for the loss of a husband and father who gave up his life for the flag. [letters in 4 August 1915 issue]

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Killed in action