George Rice signature
George Rice died on this day in 1918. He was a member of the Royal Air Force’s 42nd Wing in Deseronto, but died in Toronto General Hospital of tongue cancer. He was an electrician who had joined the Royal Flying Corps in Toronto on March 27th, 1917 with the regimental number 70853. He was five feet eight and a quarter inches tall. He was promoted to 1st Air Mechanic on February 1st, 1918. Rice was born in England in 1889. He gave his next of kin as William Rice of Chagford, Devon. When he enlisted, Rice was living in Parry Sound. George was buried in the Toronto Necropolis. There is some disagreement in the records about the date of George’s death, but his RAF record and the death registration entry both state June 28th.