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George Tilson Gavel
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George Tilson Gavel 2772656 Trooper Royal North West Mounted Police "B" Squadron Siberian Expedition March 4, 1897 Kemptville, Yarmouth Co., NS October 16, 1918 Regina, Saskatchewan Horse Creek, Saskatchewan 21 5 feet, 11 inches medium dark brown Single Baptist Farmer James Alfred Gavel (Father), Medford, Massachusetts, USA July 15, 1919 (Regina) March 20, 1946 George was the son of James Alfred Gavel (1865-1923) and Martha Ann Harris (1886-1952). He was the brother of Lewis Glosson Gavel (1895-1987), James Murray Gavel (1900-1999), Ray Plummer Gavel (1901-1902), Elsie May Gavel (1907-1908) and Keith Alvin Gavel (1910-1943). George enlisted with the Royal North West Mounted Police, Siberian Cavalry. He was hospitalized for in military quarantine in Vancouver between November 13, 1918 and November 15, 1918 with bronchitis. He embarked at Vancouver, BC for overseas to Siberia on the SS Monteagle on November 17, 1918 and disembarked at Vladivostok on December 5, 1918. While at Vladivostok he was admitted to No 11 Station Hospital with influenza on March 31, 1919 and discharged on March 2, 1919. He returned to Canada on the SS Monteagle departing Vladivostok on June 5, 1919 and arriving at Vancouver on June 20, 1919. Trooper Gavel was discharged at Regina on July 15, 1919. He died on March 20, 1946, the result of a fall from horseback.
Photo: 1910 (George Tilson back right)
Troops of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Siberia) leaving for Canada aboard the SS Monteagle