George, Hugh McInnes

1894 Sgt Major H M George (2)
Sergeant Major H.M. George

Sergeant Major Hugh McInnes George was born in Toronto on 14 January 1857 to James George and Christina (Clara) Rogers.

He first appears in the records as a Rifleman in 1879, then in 1886 as a Corporal attaining his Sergeant’s certificate. In 1888 he was promoted to Sergeant and in 1889 became Secretary of the Sergeants’ Mess and by 1891 the President. In Oct 1892 he is promoted to Staff Sergeant and appointed as Sergeant Major an appointment he holds until he resigns in December 1895.

He worked as a clerk and accountant and was with the Dominion Income Tax Department at his death.

On 5 November 1883 he married Katharine Emily Proudfoot. They had one son William Proudfoot George who died in 1908 at the age of 24.

Hugh died 6 April 1930 in Toronto at the age of 73 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Born:  14 January 1857
Former Svc:
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade: Clerk/Accountant
Date of attestation:

Timeline of service:

  • 1879 – Rifleman in The Queen’s Own Rifles, pay lists on Ancestry.com
  • 1886 promoted to Corporal;
  • 1886 16 Dec, Corporal George granted Sergeant’s certificate, Regimental Orders;
  • 1888 18 April, Corporal George promoted to Sergeant, Regimental Orders;
  • 1888 16 May, Sergeant George earns 9 year good service badge, Regimental Orders;
  • 1889, listed as Sergeant, Secretary of the Sergeants’ Mess, Globe article;
  • 1890, listed as Sergeant, Secretary of the Sergeants’ Mess, Globe article;
  • 1890 11 Oct, promoted Color Sergeant, Regimental Orders;
  • 1891, listed as Sergeant, President of the Sergeants’ Mess, Globe article;
  • 1892 5 Oct, Quartermaster Sergeant George is promoted to Sergeant Major, Regimental Orders;
  • 1892-93, listed as Sergeant Major, F Company’s nominal roll;
  • 1893, listed as Sergeant Major in Globe article;
  • 1893-94, listed as Sergeant Major, F Company’s nominal roll;
  • 1894, listed as Sergeant Major in Globe article;
  • 1894-95, listed as Sergeant Major, F Company’s nominal roll;
  • 1895, listed as Sergeant Major in Globe article;
  • 1895-96, listed as Sergeant Major, F Company’s nominal roll;
  • 1895 December, recorded in Standing Orders that George had resigned his position as Sergeant Major.

1895 Sgt Major George

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