1066061 Pte. George Godard Grummett was born on January 14th, 1894, in Osprey Township, Grey County, Ontario. Nineteen year old George was working as a farmer in the community of Proton Station, when he attested to the 248th Battalion on January 9th, 1917.

Billeted locally over the remainder of the winter, George would have been put up in Markdale, to undergo training with the Company located there. Sailing with the unit in May of that year, the 248th Battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion upon its arrival in England. While in England undergoing training with Number 7 Company, George contracted the mumps and was hospitalized for a month.

Finally healthy, George was taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. in the field on November 9th, 1917, in what was a reinforcement draft after the Battle of Passchendaele. Granted a furlough a week later, he returned to the unit in early December. Serving with the unit through the winter, George saw service through the battles of Amiens, Arras, Cambrai and the Pursuit to Mons, coming through it all physically unscathed.

1066061 Pte. George Godard Grummett sailed home on the Carmania with the 4th C.M.R. and took part in the unit's parade through the streets of Toronto. Later that day, March 19th, 1919, he was struck off strength. Returning to Grey County, George married Alma Finton in 1928 and together they began to raise a family. George passed away on January 25th, 1991, soon after his ninety-seventh birthday. He lies at rest in the Thornbury & Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Ontario.

This image is courtesy of the Grummett family, with sincere thanks. The biography is with credit and thanks to George Auer.