George Dundas

“It appears George was bored,” says Dundas' great-great nephew, Kelly Dundas.

When George Dundas joined the Eaton Motor Machine Gun Brigade in 1915, he expected to see plenty of action.

But when he arrived in France, the University of Toronto student found himself sitting idle, far from the sharp end. So, he applied for a transfer to the Royal Field Artillery.

“It appears George was bored,” says Dundas’ great-great nephew, Kelly Dundas. “As he says in a letter, he was looking for action and he ‘bally well got it.’”

In 1916, Dundas was wounded in the hand and gassed. His letters home indicate that he was exhibiting signs of shell shock. He was gazetted twice, earning the Military Cross and Bar. On September 2, 1918, Dundas was killed by German shell that took out his battery. He was a month shy of his 27th birthday.

Dundas is buried in Daours cemetery, France.

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