George Dafoe signature

On this day in 1918, George Arthur Dafoe, a farmer, was conscripted at Kingston. He was born in Tyendinaga on August 30th (or 31st), 1888, the son of James Dafoe and Sarah Eliza (née Scrimshaw).

Dafoe joined the 1st Depot Battalion of the Eastern Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3057582. He was five feet seven inches tall, with a dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he did not go overseas and was demobilized in Belleville on January 13th, 1919.

George was living in Deseronto in 1936 and 1937 when his parents died.