George Mctavish

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George Edwin McTavish
UnitCanadian Machine Gun Corps 16th Machine Gun Company

George McTavish (1896-1917) [1]was a Canadian soldier who served in World War I. Born in Ontario, Canada[2], McTavish had a strong connection to Teignmouth, England due to family ties.


Mctavish joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the 5th of January, 1916. He was previously a farmer, alongside his father.[3] During the war, McTavish fought on the Western Front in France and Belgium as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He saw action in several major battles, including the Battle of Passchendaele and the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

McTavish was killed during the war, at the age of 19. His cause of death remains undocumented.[1] However, his service and sacrifice are remembered, and he is honored by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the Ypres (MENIN GATE) memorial. Furthermore, the George Mctavish Memorial Roundabout[4] in Teignmouth is named in his honour.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Private George Edwin McTavish :: CGWP Record Detail". Retrieved 2023-05-04.
  2. Canada, Library and Archives (2016-06-29). "Personnel Record FWW Item". Retrieved 2023-05-04.
  3. "Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2023-05-04.
  4. "George McTavish Memorial Roundabout · Teignmouth TQ14 8ST, United Kingdom". George McTavish Memorial Roundabout · Teignmouth TQ14 8ST, United Kingdom. Retrieved 2023-05-04.

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