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Capt Gordon Burleigh Carling

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Capt Gordon Burleigh Carling

Birth
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 18 Jun 1918 (aged 32)
Deseronto, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Sec. 53. 1. 7-8
Memorial ID 20814313 View Source
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First of five children born to Frederick William Carling and Eva Caroline Pattee, named for his maternal grandfather.

His paternal great grandfather founded the Carling Brewery in London, Ontario, about 1840.

Gordon was a member of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - the first infantry regiment Canada sent into France. He was a Captain in the Canadian Army Service Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

The Princess Pats arrived in France in December 1914, the dispatch carriers having to do all their work at night. Their trenches were just 50 yards from the Germans. As a result of five wounds received in the Battle of Hooge near Hill 60 in March 1915 Gordon was sent to hospital in London, then returned to Canada that December, dying from complications some 30 months later.

Lieutenant Carling received his promotion from Corporal to Lieutenant after his last fight, and was one of the few Canadians to have medals for 1914-15, in addition to five bars for La Bassia, St. Eloi, The Mound, Second Ypres, Hooge and Hill 60.

courtesy Marika Pirie, Canadian Great War Project


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Captain
GORDON BURLEIGH CARLING
C.A.S.C. C.E.F.
18th June 1918
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In Memoriam
FRED W. CARLING [Father]
Died Nov. 14th, 1943
Cpt GORDON BURLEIGH CARLING
P.P.C.L.I.
Killed in Action 1918
Lieut. JOHN BURLEIGH CARLING
109th SQDN. R.A.F.
Killed in Action 1918
EVA C. CARLING [Mother]
Died Jan. 3rd, 1953
LEWIS BURLEIGH CARLING
Died Nov. 6th, 1966
SYLVER CARLING [Wife of Lewis]
Died Aug. 15th, 1968


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