Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Victor Rorke

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
20th Battalion
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Enlistment Date:
November 13, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
45
Enlisted at:
Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
Dominion Civil Service
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
April 1, 1942
Age at Death:
73
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
April 25, 1869
Next of Kin:
Joseph Albert Rorke, c/o Robertson College, Edmonton, Alberta
Place of Birth:
Clarksburg, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
Not Specified
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
38.5 Inches
Expansion:
5.5 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
   
NAC Reference: ^1Box 8454 - 13
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Major
Canadian Infantry
20th Battalion
Lieutenant-Colonel
Canadian Infantry
20th Battalion
Lieutenant-Colonel
Canadian Infantry
20th Battalion
Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Service Order, Mentioned in Despatches 'A' List - 2nd Mention, Legion d'Honneur - Croix de Chevalier (France), Mentioned in Despatches 'A' List
Notes
Died at Ottawa, Ontario.
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.