CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Victor Rorke
Died: April 1, 1942

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
20th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Clarksburg, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Joseph Albert Rorke, c/o Robertson College, Edmonton, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 25, 1869
Trade or Calling:
Dominion Civil Service
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
November 13, 1914
Age at enlistment:
45
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
38 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
5 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
April 1, 1942
Age at Death:
73
Buried at:
Thornbury-Clarksburg-Union, Grey County, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 8454 - 13
Research Notes

Source: 20th Battalion Gazette, December 1915  - Battalion Staff, 2nd in Command

Source: The History of the Twentieth Canadian Battalion, 1935, by Major D.J. Corrigall

France, 15 September 1915 - 17 July 1918.

Wounded, 5 August 1917.

Returned to Canada, 7 December 1918.

S.O.S., 5 January 1919.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Infantry 20th Battalion
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Infantry 20th Battalion
Major Canadian Infantry 20th Battalion
Died at Ottawa, Ontario.
Awards and Decorations
Chevalier of the Legion of Honour
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List - 2nd Mention