TH9438 George Alfred Skelly was born on 25 May, 1929. He married his wife Shirley Mary in 1950, and was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba at that time. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) and was a Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion in January 1951. He joined the 2nd Battalion in Korea as a transport officer in March 1951, and was present at the battle of KapYong. He completed his rotation in Korea with the 1st Battalion in March 1952, was promoted to Captain and served in the Canadian Army until 1956. He then undertook studies in medicine, specializing in urology, and practiced as a doctor in Britt, Minnesota, USA and Sun City West, part of metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, USA, where he was still living in 2019. He had at least two children, Diane Laurel and Vera.