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George Lawrence Driscoll Private F55361 48th Highlanders of Canada October 20, 1919 Glace Bay, Nova Scotia June 25, 1940 Sydney, Nova Scotia Glace Bay, Nova Scotia 20 5 feet, 8½ inches Dark Brown Dark Labourer Single Roman Catholic Josephine Driscoll (Mother) Glace Bay, NS January 10, 1944 24 Moro River Canadian War Cemetery X. D. 6. Commemorated on page 294 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 23 George Lawrence Driscoll, was the son of John Francis Driscoll (1896-1973) and Josephine (Desveaux) Driscoll (1896-1987) of Glace Bay, NS. Following initial training in Canada, he embarked Halifax on November 10, 1941 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on November 24, 1941. He served in the United Kingdom until September 11, 1943 and embarked for service in the Italian Campaign, disembarking on September 23, 1943. While serving with the 48th Highlanders of Canada he was first wounded on December 20, 1943 and a second time at San Vito, Italy on January 10, 1944. Private Driscoll died from his wounds in action. He was buried in the San Vito Cemetery, Italy, on January 11, 1944. In August 1944, his remains were reburied in the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy.
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