Mitchell, William George

Lieutenant Colonel William George Mitchell, VD was born 18 November 1867 in Bowmanville, Ontario , son of William Mitchell and Lucy Ann Cowle.

In his civilian life he was a broker.

He married Minnie Mae Till on 30 June 1897 and had two sons, Hector Cowle and John Hales, and one daughter Ruth Mary.

He died 30 November 1955, aged 88 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Service Record

  • ~1892 – Enlisted with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
  • 20 Feb 1892 – Appointed 2nd Lieutenant (Provisional)
  • 30 Sep 1892 – Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant,
  • 8 Feb 1896 – Promoted Lieutenant
  • 22 Aug 1901 – Promoted Captain
  • ?? – Promoted Major
  • 16 Jan 1916 – Enlisted in Canadian Expeditionary Force and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • 4 Jan 1917 – Transferred to 12th Reserve Battalion and assumed temporary command
  • 13 Aug 1917 – Seconded for duty to War Office and served in France with the 5th Army Headquarters
  • 31 May 1919 – Embarked for Canada
  • 14 Jun 2019 – Demobilized from Canadian Expeditionary Force

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