Regiment : 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Service number : 432089
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 9th October 1916
Place of death : No. 9 Casualty Clearing Station
Buried : Contay British Cemetery, Contay, France, Grave III. B. 10.
Memorial : Wychbold St Mary De Wyche Church
Additional information on the memorial: Pte
George Prescott enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 4th January 1915 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. On his attestation form he gave his date of birth as 29th June 1890 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, his next of kin as his mother, Jessie Prescott, Henbrook, Droitwich Worcestershire and his occupation as a Wood Working Mechanic. He has previously had 5 months military service with the 101st Fusiliers. Henry was 5 feet 5 inches tall with grey eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion.
National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7962 – 31
The Canada War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty) records the following information on Private George Prescott, 432089:
“Died of Wounds.”
At No. 9 Casualty Clearing Station.
Buried in Contay British Cemetery, 2 miles West of Warloy-Baillon, 7¼ miles West of Albert, France.