George Andrew Corbett (1885-1949): A Tribute to His Life and Times: World War I Centennial

George Andrew Corbett (1885-1949): A Tribute to His Life and Times: World War I Centennial

by Michael T. Tracy


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Like his older brother Edward, George Andrew Corbett decided to enlist for duty in the Great War in 1915. He never used his first name and went by his middle name, Andrew. At the time of his enlistment Corbett stood 5 feet, 5 ½ inches tall, had a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair. By the winter of 1918 he arrived in France and was ordered to the Western Front. He was assigned to the 47th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force and in August was wounded in the face during the Battle of Amiens by German fire. After his recovery during the fall of 1918 Corbett who was with the 49th Battalion fought in the Hindenburg Line battles when he received a gunshot wound in the right shoulder. He would spend the remainder of the war in various field hospitals and the Princess Patricia's Red Cross Hospital at Bexhill, East Sussex, England. Andrew Corbett returned home and worked on his father's farm as a laborer in West Luther Township. After his father's death in 1923, Andrew relocated west to Prince George, British Columbia where he worked as a laborer in the saw mills. This then is the narrative of the life and times of George Andrew Corbett.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781973980841
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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