Sergeant George A. Chase, MM
SAC 1904-1906

A native of Port William, Nova Scotia, Sergeant George A. Chase was born 4 November 1890, son of Mrs. Bedford Chase and attended St. Andrew's College from 1904 to 1906.

He was working as a clerk when he enlisted at age 24 in the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles 14 April 1915 and eventually made his way to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles with whom he served in France as a Sergeant. He was badly wounded on 2 October 1916 when he “came under shrapnel fire in the open, while with a patrol.” In August 1916 he was in hospital at Maidstone, Kent, England, wounded in the left forearm and axilla. Despite nine months of therapy he never regained the full use of his arm. He was discharged on 8 December 1916 and his Military Medal was gazetted 27 October of that year.

He died 3 February 1960.

  • Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front - Back

Military Medal
Military Medal

"For his repeated exhibitions of bravery and excellent judgment in his work in the trenches, and faithful work out of the trenches. And for on two separate occasions exposing himself under heavy fire in order to help wounded men out of his platoon." 
Awarded as per London Gazette dated 27 October 1916.