11 May 1915: Captain George Clarence Gliddon

George Gliddon was born at Rodney, Ontario on 6 June 1888.

Location of Rodney, Ontario in Canada (cc OpenStreetMap)

His parents were John Gliddon and Mary née (Baker)

University of Toronto

A graduate of St Thomas College and the University of Toronto where he studied medicine between 1909 and 1914, he was about to enter practice as a physician in partnership with his brother when war broke out.

Valcartie Camp was close to the Quebec City harbour so ideal for embarkation to Britain.

Enlisting at Valcartier in September 1914. Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier is a municipality in the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec.

George became the Medical Officer of the 10th Battalion and proceeded to the England in October.

Men of the 10th (Alberta) Battalion pass Stonehenge

George arrived in France the following year in February 1915 and served during the Second Battle of Ypres. He was wounded near St.Julien on 4 May 1915 and died of his injuries on the 11 May.

Ypres Square, May 1915 © IWM Q 56727

Bailleul Communal Cemetery

George is now buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery.

Capt George Clarence Gliddon, 10th Bn CEF

11 May 1915


Initially researched by David O'Mara with further detail and images added by Jonathan Vernon 

Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1919; Gliddon GC WW1 Family Records (ancestry); 1891, 1901, 1911 Census of Canada.