Name:Rank:Service No: Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Eye Colour:Hair Colour:Trade:Marital Status: Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery: Grave Reference:
George Harper EldridgeCorporalF/78033Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.November 21, 1917Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NSApril 11, 1941Halifax, NSSandy Cove, Digby Co., NS235 Feet, 7½ inchesMediumBlueLight BrownLabourerSingleUnited Church of CanadaGeorge William Eldridge (Father) Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NSApril 15, 194426Moro River Canadian War CemeteryI. G. 8. Commemorated on page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 26George Harper Eldridge was the son of George William and Bertha Blanche Eldridge, of Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NS. He completed basic training at #60 CABTC Yarmouth, NS. He departed Canada for overseas on October 27, 1942 at Halifax and disembarked in Liverpool on November 4, 1942. He served in England until October 24, 1943 and served in Italy until his death.Corporal Eldridge died on April 15, 1944 of multiple wounds the result of a land mine received in action on April 14, 1944. He was initially buried in the Vasto Military Cemetery, Vasto, Italy and reburied in 1946 in the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.