Company Sergeant Major George Arthur Mote DCM1,2

M, #282, b. 25 August 1888, d. 6 February 1917
Back Row Left to Right: Company Sergeant Major George Patrick (KIA 16/12/1916), Sergeant Albert Lancey, Sergeant William Jack, Lt. Sergeant Alan Reeve.
Middle Row: L to R: Company Sergeant Major Francis Knight, Company Sergeant Major George Arthur Mote, Sergeant Herbert Wiles.
Front Row: Sergeant John A Newton.

Photograph provided by Bob Richardson.
FatherArthur Charles Mote1 b. c 1858, d. c Jun 1939
MotherNorah Hannah McNamara1 b. c 1866
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John William Mote
Great-grandnephew of Edward Mote
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Robert Mote : Site Administrator
Birth25 August 1888Islington, Middlesex, England3,4
Death6 February 1917Duchess of Connaught Canadian red Cross Hospital, Taplow, England2
BurialFebruary 1917Highgate Cemetery, London, England
Probate22 August 1917London, England, to Arthur Charles Mote for a value of£20


Residence1901193 Blackstock Road, Islington, Middlesex, England1
(Witness) CensusCompany Sergeant Major George Arthur Mote DCM appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Arthur Charles Mote and Norah Hannah McNamara at 193 Blackstock Road, Islington, Middlesex, England.1 
EmigrationCompany Sergeant Major George Arthur Mote DCM emigrated in 1908 from Liverpool, England. A 19 year old G Mote is shown as leaving Liverpool for the Port of St John, Nebraska, Canada in 1908. 
OccupationHe was a Corset Cutter. It is assumed that he worked with the Eaton Company in Canada as he appears on their Memorial Plaque, last known to be located at the Toronto Eaton Centre at Younge & Dundas Streets in 1914 at Canada.5 
Milit-BegHe began military service on 22 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada.5 
NoteHe the British and Commonwealth Distinguished Conduct Medal. 
NationaltyThe nationality of Company Sergeant Major George Arthur Mote DCM was Canadian in 1917. 
Milit-EndHe ended military service on 6 February 1917. He was a Company Sergeant Major in B Company, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Remembered with honour in the Highgate Cemetery. 
ChartsDescendant Chart - Edward Mote b. before 1775
Descendant Chart - John William Mote b. circa 1809 in Southwark
Last Edited19 Jan 2013


  1. [S12] 1901 England & Wales Census.
  2. [S22] C'wealth War Graves Commission, online
  3. [S7] 1891 England Census.
  4. [S23] Canadian Archives, online unknown url.
  5. [S23] Canadian Archives, online unknown url, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6440 - 27.