Have you ever noticed any of the 7 portraits hanging on the inside walls of the Schulich Library? Each portrait has captured a moment in that person’s life and invites us to find out the story behind the face.
The portrait of the young soldier on the library’s 4th floor recounts the story of George Irvine Baillie, a chemical engineering student from McGill University who enlisted in the First World War. George started his studies at McGill in 1912 and served one year in McGill’s Officer Training Corps before applying to be a member of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in June 1915 at the age of 21.
For the full story, please see: A war hero in our midst: The story of George Irvine Baillie, posted on July 13, 2012 by Giovanna Badia