172323 L/Sgt. George Wheeler


Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot

near Passendale

Belgium



Born in Birmingham, England, in May 1887, George was single and a carpenter by trade when he signed on.


Attesting in Toronto, Ontario, on September 4th, 1915, George was originally assigned to the 83rd (Queen's Own Rifles) Battalion, but was amongst 224 men subsequently transferred to the 4th CMR, in June and July of 1916, after the 4th CMR's huge losses on June 2nd, 1916, in the 'Battle for Mount Sorrel).


George served without notable incident until he was lost along with 106 other men of the 4th CMR during the 'Battle for Passchendaele' ("Third Battle of Ypres"), on October 26th, 1917.


Lance Sergeant George Miller is one of 12 men of 4th CMR known to lie at rest in the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Tyne Cot, near today's Passendale, in Belgium.




Thanks go to Mike Kavanagh for the biography. The headstone image was supplied courtesy of 4cmr.com