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George Alfred Woollins

In memory of:

Private George Alfred Woollins

November 23, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


75th Bn.

Additional Information


January 13, 1877

Son of Samuel and Catherine Woollins, of Ripley, Derbyshire, England; husband of Mary Woollins, of Fairbank, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 526 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

L. B. 18.


Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Press Clipping– The Woollins family lost both father and son in November 1918. The father was Pte. George Alfred Woollins, 1024507, 75th Battalion, who died on November 23rd, 1918. His son, Pte. George William Woollins, 1024536, 3rd Battalion, died on November 3rd, 1918.
  • Cemetery– Pte Woollins died 12 days after the armistice was declared and 20 days after the death of his only son, Pte. George William Woollins who had been wounded in the Bourlon Wood attack.  His son enlisted 13 Jan. 1917 at age 17-1/2 years, two weeks after his father.
The family (mother, father and son) had emigrated to Canada in 1909 and settled in an area now part of Etobicoke.
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