CEF Soldier Detail

Lance-Corporal George Wilfred Stokes
Died: January 1, 1970

Regimental Number:
654135
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Seaforth, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Frederick Stokes, father. Goderich, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Goderich, Ontario
Date of Birth:
October 28, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Goderich, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
December 30, 1915
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
33 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded August 27, 1918
Date of Death:
January 1, 1970
Age at Death:
74
Buried at:
Maitland Cemetery, Goderich, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Research Notes
161st Battalion Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lance-Corporal Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Corporal Canadian Infantry 161st Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 161st Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Lance-Corporal Canadian Infantry 161st Battalion

Son of Frederick William Stokes (Service No. 654708) and Agnes Stokes (nee Heddle); husband of Myrtle Stokes (nee Johnston)

On enlistment he gave his occupation as 'turner' and his current address as Goderich, Ontario. He enlisted at the age of 19 on December 30, 1915 at Goderich with the 161st Huron Battalion and arrived in England on November 11, 1916 aboard the SS Lapland. After arriving in England the unit was posted to Witley Camp and in February 1918 he was transferred to the 18th Battalion and served in France until the end of the war. Lance Corporal Stokes was discharged on May 27, 1919 and returned to Goderich. He died in 1970

TypeDateDescription
Letter 4/1/1918 Letter from father to daughter on arrival in France