HICKS, George Earl

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Lindsay - Ontario
Regimental Number
Age at Death
approximately 33 years
Biographical Summary

George was residing in the Lindsay area of Ontario and earned his living as a butcher. He was raised in the Methodist faith. When he made the decision to enlist he was 20 years, 7 months. He was tall for a man at that time and stood 6'. He had a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair.

Private Hicks was then assigned to the Canadian Army Service Corps at No. 3 Canadian Depot and then on June 24, 1915 he embarked from Canada and in early July arrived overseas in Liverpool. On September 11, 1915 he went to Shorncliffe - Kent where the Canadian Army Service Corps was posted. On January 26, 1916 he left England and went overseas into France and up until the end of the war he was with the 1st Canadian Division / 1st Divisional Train or with the 3rd Canadian Division / 3rd Divisional Train.

On March 18, 1919 Private Hicks embarked from England on the SS Cedric bound for Canada and was posted to No. 2 District Depot in Toronto.  Private Hicks served his country during the war years of World War I before returning to Canada and was then discharged from the service of the Canadian Corps on March 30, 1919.

George then at some point married Alice Mary Press on May 21, 1921 in York - Ontario. George died in 1927 as he is buried in the Exeter Cemetery - Section 3 / Row 23 / Grave 4. 

He served his country when Canada needed him and he survived and returned to Canada. However, his name should not appear on the Clinton Legion Memorial Plaque as having paid the supreme sacrifice.