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George Norman Fry
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George Norman Fry 47037 Private 64th Battalion; 25th Battalion October 22, 1892 Reading, England September 17, 1915 Sussex NB 22 Tusket, Yarmouth Co., NS 5 feet, 10 inches Fair Blue Light Brown Single Labourer Church of England E. K. Harmon (Sisiter) Shiplake Dale, Peppard, Oxfordshire, England November 30, 1917 March 12, 1969 Unknown George Norman Fry was the son of Oliver Fray and Kathleen (Spryfield) Fry, England. George Fry enlisted on September 17, 1915 with the 64th Battalion in Sussex, New Brunswick. Post-war he was a resident of Tusket, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He went overseas embarking for Great Britain on March 31, 1916 on the SS Adriatic arriving in England on April 9, 1916. At Bramshott Camp, he was transferred to the 25th Battalion on June 29, 1916 and joined the unit in France on July 28, 1916. On Aug 24, 1916, he was seriously wounded at the Battle of St. Eloi. Struck by a shell fragment to the skull and face he lost sight in his right eye. Hospitalized in France and England and no longer physically fit for war service he was returned to Canada embarking Liverpool on August 14, 1917. He was discharged on November 30, 1917. George Fry died on March 12, 1969. His death certificate lists his date of birth as October 21, 1894; his enlistment document gives his date of birth as October 22, 1892.