George Cathels Porter Chalmers

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 18/03/1915
  • Place of enlistment: Winnipeg, Canada
  • Service no: A/22305
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Bn. Manitoba Regiment
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 14/06/1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24-26-28-30

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 01/10/1880
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 24 Forest Park Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Bricksetter Labourer
  • Mother:

    Jane Mather

  • Father:

    Joseph Chalmers

  • Siblings:

    David Mather Chalmers, William Chalmers, Mary Chalmers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Cathels Porter Chalmers

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. George enlisted on the 18th March 1915 in Winnipeg, Canada, however he had previously served three years with the Black Watch, 2nd Bn. Throughout the war, he served as George Porter and his headstone is inscribed ‘Chalmers G.C.P. served as Porter G.’

His regimental service number is also listed as 422305.

For more information on George, visit George’s Memorial and George’s Service Record and Circumstances of Death Register

There are references to George in the local Dundee Newspapers held in Dundee Central Library

Peoples Journal 01/07/1916 page 6&14 and 20/01/1917 page 6

Additional information kindly supplied by George’s relative, Fred Connor. Updated by Gary Thomson

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