As part of our project to document the names on Duncan’s Cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park on Canada Avenue, here is what we know about George Henry Attwood, who died in France on 9 April 1917:

“Pte. George Henry Attwood

First reported wounded, Pte. George Henry Attwood has now to be numbered among the gallant host who have died for their country. He hailed from Devon, England, was about 35 years of age and had been in this district some five years. He had served in the Royal Navy. He leaves a wife in Duncan. He enlisted with the Pioneers.”

(source: Cowichan Leader, 31 May 1915, from Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives collections)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Information

G. H. Attwood; Rank: Private; Service Number: 490524; Date of Death: 23 May 1917; Canadian Pioneers 3rd Battalion; Grave: Noeux-Les_Mines Communal Cemetery, France

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