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George Edward Dillow

In memory of:

Private George Edward Dillow

October 14, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Additional Information


June 25, 1898
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England


August 13, 1918
Belleville, Ontario

Son of Joseph and Fannie E. Dillow of 3418, Versailles Avenue, McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Cousin of Private Cyril Henry Edward Cox, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).

Close in age, the two boys were first cousins once removed. Cyril became a tin worker and George worked as a butcher before they enlisted together on 13 August 1918. Both men joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment at Belleville, Ontario and were allocated consecutive regimental numbers. Both were not fully fit for general service and categorized to serve at home only. They began training at Belleville that summer.

When the influenza pandemic hit Belleville, both young men fell ill. Dillow was admitted to Belleville General Hospital suffering from influenza on 4 October 1918 and Cox followed on 8 October. Both men died of pneumonia within hours of each other—Dillow on 14 October and Cox the next day. They appeared on the same casualty list.

Commemorated on Page 398 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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