Pack, George

Pack, George


Military History:


Regiment:                              Canadian Expeditionary Forces


Regimental Number:             880750

Date of Enlisting:                  14.4.1916

Date of death:                       24.6.1943

Cemetery/ Memorial:   

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Before emigrating to Canada, George had served with the 1st Hertfordshire Volunteer Battalion.  He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces on 14.4.1916 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario. with the 122nd Overseas Battalion, Regimental number 880750.  At the age of 47 he was declared unfit for infantry battalions so was transferred to the 44th and the 54th Forestry Battalions.  George saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders.  He survived the War and was demobbed in June 1919.  He died at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada on 24th June 1943.

George was eligible for the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                25.9.1870

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada

Marriage:                      Single


George was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 25th September 1870, the eldest son of Thomas and Ann (nee Dunn) Pack (2nd wife).   He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

George emigrated to Canada in about 1913 and settled in Kent County, Ontario where he worked as a blacksmith.

George never married and died at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada on 24th June 1943.

George emigrated to Canada in about 1913.




Name:George Pack
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada
Death Date:24.6.1943
Enlistment Place:Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada
Regiment:Canadian Expeditionary Forces
Battalion:54th Forestry Battalion (previously 44th Forestry Battalion, 122nd Overseas Battalion)
Regimental Number:880750
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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