Faulkner, George Vermilyea

Date of birth:
June 15th, 1908 (Foxboro/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
March 23rd, 1955 (Montreal/Québec, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

George Faulkner enlisted in London into the East Surrey Regiment in August 1939 and was commissioned on May 18th, 1940 into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He resigned his commission in May 1941 after he treated a wounded comrade and was discovered to be a doctor and volunteered for the Chindits.
After the war he continued his medical career in Belleville (Ontario) and became ultimately president of the medical staff at Belleville General Hospital.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Indian Medical Service
Awarded on:
April 26th, 1945
Action:
Recommendation:
"This Medical Officer has without any form of military protection by his outstanding courage, determination and splendid leadership, maintained a hospital inside Japanese occupied territory, thereby returning fit to fight more than 100 patients.
When his hospital was attacked by the enemy, this officer organised his patients into fighting units as a result of his exceptional and sole leadership, extricated all his lying and seriously ill patients to another ‘safe harbour’ ".
Military Cross (MC)

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