CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Gordon Burleigh Carling
Died: June 18, 1918

Regimental Number:
647
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Service Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Army Service Corps
Company:
Place of Birth:
Ottawa, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Eva C. Carling, Mother, Laurier Av., Ottawa, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 10, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Rancher
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
August 20, 1914
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Illness
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
June 18, 1918
Age at Death:
32
Buried at:
Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
Plot:
Sec. 53. I. 7-8.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box r1491 - 47
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Canadian headstones.com/familytrees  

First of five children born to Frederick William Carling and Eva Caroline Pattee, named for his maternal grandfather. His paternal great grandfather founded the Carling Brewery in London, Ontario, about 1840.

Find-A-Grave Capt Gordon Burleigh Carling 

Brother Lt John Burleigh Carling RAF , Died 8th May 1918. Find-A-Grave

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Army Service Corps Canadian Army Service Corps
Private Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Son of Fred W. and Eva C. Carling, of 354, Sparks St., Ottawa, Ont.; husband of Annie C. Carling, of New Westminster, British Columbia.

Previous experience:  8 years in the Canadian Militia.

Wounded, returned to Canada.  Interviewed in Banff, Alberta - see attached newspaper report.

Attestation marked for PPCLI. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in September 1914 [an Original]. Gassed June 1915. Struck off strength June 15, 1915. Invalided owing to sickness or wounds

TypeDateDescription
Letter 2/14/1915 PPCLI - a report from the front line in Belgium
Letter 3/1/1915 PPCLI - a report from the front line in Belgium
Newspaper Extract 12/11/1915 Lt. Gordon Carling, PPCLI, describes wartime experiences.