George Malcolm Roach was born in Boston, Mass., USA in February 1894*. Roach first enlisted with the Canadian Grenadier Guards in November, 1915 in Cowansville, Quebec. He was subsequently discharged as medically unfit in February, 1916 but re-enlisted in May, 1916 with the 117th Eastern Township Overseas Battalion in Magog, Quebec. Roach served overseas and was wounded at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917 and due to his wounds discharged near the end of the war as medically unfit. The collection currently consists of a large collection of post cards sent home to Canada by Roach. *(on his attestation papers of 1916 his year of birth is given as 1895).