Soldiers of the First World War database entry - W.G. Wurtele
Lieut. William Godfrey Wurtele, M.C. (1918)
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 11 JANUARY, 1919.
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.
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.