Private George William Killey M.S.M.

Private George William Killey, MSM, served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. he is entitled to the Meritorious Service medal, the British War medal and the Victory medal. His enlistment number 2333
1891 Isle of Man census taken in Onchan Isle of Man
Father Robert W. Killey born in 1866           Mother : Emily I Killey born in 1866
Sister : Rhoda C. Killey born in 1890

1901 Isle of Man census taken in Cochan Isle of Man (listed as Kelley)
Father : Robert William born 1866                       Mother : Emily J born 1866
Brother : Robert J born 1894                                  Sister : Rhoda C born 1890
Sister : Elizabeth C. born 1898                                Brother : William C born 1896

Born on January 29th, 1891 in Douglas Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Trade : gas fitter                       Religion : Church of England
Status : single                            Height : 5′ 5″
Eyes : blue                                  Hair : black
Weight : 146 lbs                      Address of his father R.W. Killey : 46 Martin ave, Winnipeg

June 18th, 1915 : Enlisted in the 3rd Canadian Casualties Clearing Station in Winnipeg, Manitoba
partial deafness right ear

July 1st : Embarked on the SS Grampian in Montreal

February 4th, 1916 : Unit withdrew from duty at Military Hospital in Shorncliffe. At 6:46 they paraded in Shorncliffe Station. Arrived in Southampton at 14:10. Embarked on the City of Benares at 17:30 and arrived in Havre, France on February 6th.

August 9th : Gas attack in their sector. On that day they had 178 admissions, 54 of those would died.

November 6th : 14 days permission

January 7th, 1917 : Admitted at the 3rd Canadian Casualties Clearing Station (furonculosis arm and left knee). Returned to unit on the 12th.

November 18th, 1918 : 14 days permission
December 4th : granted extension of leave until December 12th.

April 2nd, 1919 : returned to England. The unit was operational for 2 years and 10 months they had 85 543 admissions, performed 12677 operations and 2278 deads

April 22nd : Embarked on the SS Baltic in Liverpool. Arrived in Canada on April 29th.

May 21st : Demobilised         Address : 46 Martin Elmwood, Winnipeg

August 6th : Awarded the Meritorious Service medal

The number of Army Meritorious service medal issued to Canadians, are as follows:
For Service: 275   For Gallantry:1430
Duly recommended for the grant in respect of gallant conduct in the performance of military duty otherwise than in action against the enemy, or in saving, or attempting to save the life of an officer or soldier, or for devotion to duty in a theatre of war.

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