George Frederick Griswold

Rifleman George Frederick Griswold, L104036
Saltcoats, Saskatchewan 
The Regina Rifle Regiment 

Rifleman Griswold is sponsored by the Town of Saltcoats, SK.
Rifleman Griswold était parrainé par Town of Saltcoats, SK.

George Frederick Griswold, age 20 of Saltcoats, made the ultimate sacrifice on June 6, 1944.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

George Fredrick Griswold was born on 24 August 1923 in Rokeby, Saskatchewan. He was one of five kids, his two brothers; Vernon and Alvin and his two sisters; Majorie and Dorothy. His parents were Alma and Fredrick Griswold. They live in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. George and his dad were both farmers in Saltcoats. George was never married or had any kids. George joined the military on 6 January 1943 at the age of 19. His schooling ended in grade 8 and he spoke English. When George was in the army his rank was Private. George was in the 12th district Regina Rifles where he trained as a rifleman. George was a private in the army at the time of his death.  George stood at 5’7 with blue eyes and brown hair. George received two medals while being enlisted: France – Germany star and the war medal. Griswold died on 6 June 1944 at the age of 20. George is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian Military Cemetery, France. He’s buried at grave 8, row D, and plot 9.

On 6  January 1943 in Saskatchewan George Fredrick Griswold was taken on strength from the 12th district depot and sent to Prince Albert on 28 January  1943. After that he was put on transfer from the 12th district depot and admitted to the military hospital on 23 February  1943. George was discharged from the hospital 10 March 1943. After leaving the hospital he stayed at home sick for 13 days. When he returned from being sick he was then sent to Calgary in 28  April 1943. He was then taken from infantry rifles and admitted to the Currie hospital in 26 May  1943. He was discharged from Currie hospital on 1 June 1943.

George’s next of kin was his mother; he left everything he had to her. George’s mother, Alma also received the medals he was given. Private George Griswold received the following medals:  Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, the France and Germany Star, and the 1939-45 – Second World War Star.  George Griswold is buried at Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian war cemetery in France. He’s buried at grave 8, row D, and plot 9.  Griswold’s service number was L/104036. A lake is named after George F. Griswold for his service and sacrifice.

Written by: A student at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par : un élève de Smiths Falls Collegiate Institute, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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