CEF Soldier Detail

Captain George Brock Chisholm
Died: February 4, 1971

Regimental Number:
47827
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
Canadian Infantry
Company:
Place of Birth:
Oakville, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Capt. F. H. Chisholm, Oakville, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 18, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Camp Niagara, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
May 26, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded (once)
Date of Death:
February 4, 1971
Age at Death:
74
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry Canadian Infantry
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry Canadian Infantry
Private Canadian Infantry 15th Battalion

An image of a postcard mailed in July 1915 from George Brock Chisholm was included on the "Step Short" website which looks at the first World War experience in Folkestone, England.

The postcard was mailed by Chisholm to his grandmother, Mrs. G. B. Chisholm, Oakville, Ontario.

The original postcard may be viewed here: 

http://www.stepshort.co.uk/footsteps/

Chisholm had a distinguished career.  He graduated in Medicine from the University of Toronto by 1924. He served as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1948-53.  His story is detailed on Wikipedia - here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brock_Chisholm 

According to this source, he was initially in the 15th Battalion CEF, but later became an Officer, and received the Military Cross and Bar.  During World War Two he served as a psychiatrist, and became Director General of Medical Services in the Canadian Army.  

He married Grace McLean Ryrie in 1924, and had two children.  He died in 1971 in Victoria, British Columbia 

Awards and Decorations
Military Cross
Military Cross First Bar