Private George Abraham Reekie was born in Lyleton, Manitoba, on July 18th, 1893. He enlisted with the1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force, on January 12th, 1918.
Shipping for England on board the S.S. Megantic in March of 1918, he was called-up to action in France beginning in August of that year with the 27th Battalion.
Following the cessation of hostilities Pte. Reekie returned to Canada and was demobilized on May 25th, 1919.
The letters in the collection were written by George Reekie to his aunts in Camperdown, Ontario.
Pte. Reekie’s Service Record (Serv/Reg# 2129198) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
The George Reekie Collection was donated through the work of the Grey Roots Museum & Archives in Owen Sound, Ontario.