Captain George H. G. Lash, MC
SAC 1910-1913

Captain George Henry Goff Lash

Captain George Henry Goff Lash was born January 16, 1894 in St. John's Newfoundland and attended St. Andrew's College from 1910 to 1913.

He was a newspaper reporter in Toronto when he enlisted on November 21, 1915 with the 4th Overseas University Company, aged 21. His Attestation Papers indicate a small scar on the left side of his nose caused in a "Rugby Accident".

He later served with the 47th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry and was awarded the Military Cross and Bar to the Military Cross.

 

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

Military Cross
Military Cross 

"In front of Drury on 1st/2nd September he showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. Although being in a weak condition from sickness, he insisted on carrying on, and led his platoon through to their objective. Under exceptionally heavy fire and gas he did everything possible at great personal risk for the comfort and safety of his men, and was at all times of great assistance to his Company Commander." 
MC Citation, London Gazette, 1 February 1919; Canada Gazette 3 May 1919, P43Sup
Military Cross
Bar to the Military Cross 
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Valen." 
London Gazette 10 December 1919; Canada Gazette 17 January 1920