Lieutenant-General Sir George Norton Cory, KBE, CB, DSO (26 December 1874 – 17 November 1968) was an American-born Canadian soldier who served with the British Army in India, South Africa and Canada and during the Boer War, World War I and World War II.
Cory was born in Evanston, Illinois, the son of a Canadian father, Charles Dickenson Cory, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and American mother, Ella Agnes Norton. He was firstly enrolled at Bishop's College School in Quebec, Canada from 1889 to 1891 and attended their cadet corps. He entered military life when he entered the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1891 while ranking fourth in the R.M.C. matrix and graduated in 1895.
Cory was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 28 August 1895, and promoted to lieutenant on 5 January 1897. He saw action in South Africa as adjutant with the Composite Regiment of Mounted Infantry during the Second