George Albert Williams signature

On this day in 1915, George Albert Williams enlisted in Kingston, Ontario. He was born in Tyendinaga on December 8th, 1877, the son of William Barnabus Williams and Mary Ann (née Claus), who were Mohawks.

George joined the 80th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, with the regimental number 219957. He was described as five feet two inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

He was later transferred to the 46th Battalion. Also known as the Suicide Battalion. He did not make it home.