According to his attestation papers dated January 31, 1916 at Toronto, George Stewart Farquharson, Robert Street, Mimico, was born on November 5, 1880 at Manchester, England. He listed his wife Amelia Farquharson, Robert Street, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a mechanical engineer and had 3 years previous military experience as a Private in the Territorials. He was 36 years and 3 months of age and stood 5 feet 7 inches tall. He had blue eyes, dark brown hair and a fresh complexion. He had a burn on his left thigh. He was a Presbyterian.
According to the 1914 Toronto City directory he was an engineer living on the west side of Albert Avenue, Mimico.