The First World War
Officers of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Lieut. William Godfrey Wurtele

Soldiers of the First World War database entry - W.G. Wurtele

Lieut. William Godfrey Wurtele

Lieut. William Godfrey Wurtele, M.C. (1918)


Military Cross Citation


Lt. William Godfrey Wurtele, R. Can. Regt., Nova Scotia Regt. - For conspicuous gallantry during eight days of the operations, in which he commanded his company. He led it in an attack, and his dashing leadership was largely responsible for the rout to which the enemy was put. He captured five 4.2 guns, six machine guns, and sixty prisoners. During a night attack on a village his company cleared it of the enemy under very difficult conditions. He set a splendid example to his men by his initiative and personal courage.

The Connecting File, Vol XVII, No. 2, April 1938

Major W.G. Wurlete, M.C., has succeeded Lt.-Col. G.G. Chrysler, M.C., as Officer Commanding of the Governor General's Foot Guards. Both have served with the Regiment.

Date of Birth - 27 Oct 1895, Ontario, Canada.

Married - 15 Oct 1917 to Eva Barnett (b. 2 Nov 1892; d. 31 Dec 1977) at Torquay, United Kingdom.

Date of Death - 26 Jul 1979 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.