George Barclay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 26.03.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Port Arthur, Ontario.
  • Service no: 438304
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 52nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 29/12/1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XX.G.7

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 06.02.1887
  • Place of Birth: Montrose
  • Address: 20 South Ellen Street
  • Occupation: Loco Fireman
  • Mother:

    Isabella M. Barclay

  • Father:

    Colin Barclay

  • Siblings:

    Lindsay Trail Barclay  and Robert Herd Barclay

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Barclay

At The time of Georges attestation his parents address was listed as Ellen St, Dundee, some time later the family emigrated to Canada and lived at 322 Cameron St, Fort William, Ontario.

George was the brother of Lieutenant Lindsay Traill Barclay of the 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry who was killed in action 08/10/1916 and Pte Robert Herd Barclay, 431182 of the 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.

For more information on George visit George’s Memorial and Georges’s Regimental Record and Circumstances of Death Register

There are references to George in the following Dundee newspapers held within Dundee Central Library

Peoples Journal 19/01/1918 page 16. Courier 18/01/1918 page 3 & Advertiser 17/01/1918 page 3.

Additional information kindly supplied by Gary Fitzpatrick and updated by Gary Thomson

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