The People

soldier_photobar

These are the stories of Kenora participants in the First World War.

Search by name, or filter the search results using the list of options below. To search by alphabetical list, click here.

  • « Return to all stories
  • Page, George Hiram Image
  • Page, George Hiram

  • Date of birth listed on Attestation Paper listed is 12 August 1897.

    George Hiram Page was born in Marlow Bucks, England and moved with his family to Canada in 1908.

    On 17 August, 1915 George enlisted for WW1 in Kenora, Ontario. He arrived in England on 8 December 1915, and landed in France on 20 February 1916.  He received a Good Conduct badge on 28 September 1917, and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on 6 September 1918.  He received Lewis gun training and spent a short time with the “K” Special Co.

    On 27 August 1918 he received gun shot wounds to his right forearm and side, during the Second Battles of Arras.  He always credited a caring nurse for ensuring that he received treatment as, some did not think he would be able to recover from his injuries.  His condition did improve and he was sent to a military hospital in Hampstead in October, then returned to Canada for a further 12 months of treatment at the Manitoba Military Hospital in December of 1918. George was discharged on 2 December 1919.

    Following his return home and his recovery, George worked as a timber cruiser and fire ranger for the Ontario Forestry Branch.  He later started working for the Fire Department of the Town of Kenora.  Due to the damage that his lungs had sustained he was unable to handle that work and he soon transferred to the water pumping station where he worked until his retirement in 1964.

    George was married to Violet Grace Skeet on 14 December 1926.  They had eight children and lived in Kenora for the remainder of their lives.

    George died on 23 June 1976 and is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

    Page-George-Hiram-2 Page-George-Hiram-3 Page-George-Hiram-4 Page-George-Hiram-5 Page-George-Hiram-6 Page-George-Hiram-7 Page-George-Hiram-8 Page-George-Hiram-9Page-George-Hiram-10

  • Regimental Number:
  • 439648
  • Service Record:
  • Link to Service Record
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Battalion:
  • 52nd Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Marlow on Thames, Bucks
  • Country:
  • England
  • Next of Kin:
  • G. H. Page, Father
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Birth:
  • August 12, 1899
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Farmer
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • August 17, 1915
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 16
  • Religion:
  • Church of England
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • June 23, 1976
  • Age at Death:
  • 77
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 51E-38-4
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Date of birth listed on Attestation Paper listed is 12 August 1897.

    George Hiram Page was born in Marlow Bucks, England and moved with his family to Canada in 1908.

    On 17 August, 1915 George enlisted for WW1 in Kenora, Ontario. He arrived in England on 8 December 1915, and landed in France on 20 February 1916.  He received a Good Conduct badge on 28 September 1917, and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on 6 September 1918.  He received Lewis gun training and spent a short time with the “K” Special Co.

    On 27 August 1918 he received gun shot wounds to his right forearm and side, during the Second Battles of Arras.  He always credited a caring nurse for ensuring that he received treatment as, some did not think he would be able to recover from his injuries.  His condition did improve and he was sent to a military hospital in Hampstead in October, then returned to Canada for a further 12 months of treatment at the Manitoba Military Hospital in December of 1918. George was discharged on 2 December 1919.

    Following his return home and his recovery, George worked as a timber cruiser and fire ranger for the Ontario Forestry Branch.  He later started working for the Fire Department of the Town of Kenora.  Due to the damage that his lungs had sustained he was unable to handle that work and he soon transferred to the water pumping station where he worked until his retirement in 1964.

    George was married to Violet Grace Skeet on 14 December 1926.  They had eight children and lived in Kenora for the remainder of their lives.

    George died on 23 June 1976 and is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

    Page-George-Hiram-2 Page-George-Hiram-3 Page-George-Hiram-4 Page-George-Hiram-5 Page-George-Hiram-6 Page-George-Hiram-7 Page-George-Hiram-8 Page-George-Hiram-9Page-George-Hiram-10

  • « Return to all stories
  • Page, George Hiram Image
  • Regimental Number:
  • 439648
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Battalion:
  • 52nd Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Marlow on Thames, Bucks
  • Next of Kin:
  • G. H. Page, Father
  • Date of Birth:
  • August 12, 1899
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Country:
  • England
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Farmer
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Kenora, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • August 17, 1915
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 16
  • Religion:
  • Church of England
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • June 23, 1976
  • Age at Death:
  • 77
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 51E-38-4
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Page, George Hiram

  • Photo Gallery
Back to Top