CEF Soldier Detail

Captain George Crowther Ryerson
Died: April 23, 1915

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
3rd Battalion
Company:
D Company
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Colonel George Sterling Ansel Ryerson, father. 66 College Street, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
October 21, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Insurance Broker
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
31
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
39 Inches
Expansion:
4 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
St. Julien
Date of Death:
April 23, 1915
Age at Death:
31
Buried at:
Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium
Plot:
Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30
Commemorated:
Toronto Board of Trade Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Circumstances of Death

3rd Battalion Nominal Roll 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion D Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion No. 7 Company

Son of Colonel George Sterling Ansel Ryerson and Mary Amelia Ryerson (nee Crowther); older brother of Eric Egerton RyersonArthur Connaught Ryerson and Nursing Sister Laura Mary Ryerson.

War Diary for 3rd Battalion, July 23 1915 at 4 am. states "At this hour when moving out of trenches Capt. G.S. Ryerson, was killed and No. 9946 Pte. C.F. Payne, was wounded, and died later in the day."

Prior service with the 10th Royal Grenadiers

TypeDateDescription
Letter 3/19/1915 Capt. E. C. Goldie visits the 3rd Battalion in the Trenches