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George Etrick Rainey

In memory of:

Sergeant George Etrick Rainey

April 10, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

622926

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Division:

44th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal awarded the 26 March 1917. Bar to Military Medal gazetted 17 April 1917.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal and Bar

Additional Information


Born:

September 12, 1892
Jarrow, England

Enlistment:

April 19, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William and Georgina E. Rainy, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

2.C.7.

Location:

The CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2 is about 2.5 kilometres north of the village of Neuville-St. Vaast. The village is about 6 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Bethune. The cemetery is on a spur road turning left from the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, about 1 kilometre south of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of George Etrick Rainey– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave marker

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