Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Kortright Kesteven Wilgress

In memory of:

Lieutenant George Kortright Kesteven Wilgress

November 27, 1915

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

January 25, 1895
Clarksburg, Ontario

Enlistment:

December 1, 1914
Kingston, Ontario

Son of Arthur Trollope Wilgress and Meta Carleton Wilgress, of Parliament Buildings, Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 41 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. N. 9.

Location:

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of George Kortright Kesteven Wilgress– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Newspaper Clipping– Clipping from the Renfrew Mercury for 21 March 1919 mentionning the character and death of Lieutenant Wilgress.
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– From the Toronto Star for 15 December 1915.
  • Grave Marker– At Rest at Ridgewood Cemetery, Ypres,
Belgium
  • Photo of George Wilgress– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lieutenant GEORGE K KORTRIGHT WILGRESS and Sergeant WILLIAM ENNOSS of the 21st Battalion, whose deaths are reported in this item from the Globe, Toronto on Tuesday November 30, 1915 were killed in action on November 27, 1915 and were buried in adjacent graves in RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY Belgium.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe, Toronto Monday December 6, 1915
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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