Sapper George Miller Cathcart, Railway Construction Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force, born on 19 April 1879 at Ayr, was the younger son of Edward Moore Cathcart, a Wine Merchant, who died in 1886, and Margaret Cathcart (nee Miller), of Sea Bank Road, Ayr. His mother moved to 14 Bruce Street, Glasgow, near her elder son, Edward Provan Cathcart, who became a distinguished university medical professor.


His siblings were Edward and Ethel.


George appears in the Glasgow Post Office Directory in 1911 at 11 Bothwell Street as 'George M. Cathcart & Co., working as a building consultant and agent, also dealing in iron, steel and machinery'. He emigrated to Canada in 1912, and worked as a Carpenter


He enlisted at Montreal on 12 October 1916 and served in France from 11 March 1917.


Professor Stockman (Glasgow University), Royal Army Medical Corps, examined him on 23 January 1919 and concluded that he was suffering from fibrocitis apparently acquired while on active service. The treatment recommended was six weeks of efficient massage.  


He embarked at Southampton on 2 July 1919, arrived at Halifax on 8 July 1919, and was discharged on 14 July 1919. After the war, he worked as a bridge foreman in British Columbia, revisiting Scotland several times.


From original research by Morag Cross, commissioned by Glasgow City Council (GCC) for their First World War Centenary Commemorative website 'Their names will be remembered for evermore' at

http://www.firstworldwarglasgow.co.uk/

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