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MacDonald, Stanley Abbott:
Son of John Macdonald of Wilton, Stanley was born in Newburgh. He went out to Saskatchwan just before the war where he was employed as a teacher. Enlisted 1914. Served in 9th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Was captured and held for five months as a prisoner of war in Germany. He escaped and returned to his unit. #114197
Macfarlane, Clifford Meacham:
Of Napanee. Conscripted May 16, 1918, Barriefield. Trained with 1st Depot Battalion. #305946
MacKnight, Thomas William Fingland, M.D.:
Born in Camden township. Occupation before enlisting, medical doctor. Entered the Royal Army Medical Corps. Served in India. Last posting was to the "Gerard Freeman-Thomas Hospital", Bombay, India. Died September 4, 1916. Rank, Lieutenant.
Born at Cloyne. Occupation, miner. Enlisted in Belleville in February, 1915. Went overseas with the 39th Battalion (Captain Hudson was his commanding officer). Trained at Shorncliffe Camp. Hospitalized due to illness, he missed going to the front with his Regiment. When recovered, taken on strength with 2nd Battalion and fought with them in France, mostly working with explosives. Killed by explosion of a German mine while crossing no man's land, in the area of Ypres, 26th April, 1916. Believed to be buried at Ieper, Belgium in the Half-way House Cemetery, a.k.a. Perth Cemetery. His name appears there with many others brought in from shallow graves on the Ypres battlefields. #412135
Madden, Mabel G.:
Born Napanee. Trained as surgical nurse [in Chicago?] Served for five months at the military hospital, Camp Sherman in Ohio and ten months in France. For part of this time she was acting Chief Nurse at Convalescent Hospital 5, Menton, France.
Manion, John Jerome:
Born Selby, Richmond township. Lived near Napanee. Farmer. Had prior military training with 47th Regiment. Enlisted August 1915 with 77 the Battalion. #144677
In 1922, Rev. Wilson recorded a "J. Manser of Napanee" in the 80th Battalion. No Attestation was found under any spelling variation, nor is the name on the census.
Born Flinton, Kaladar township, Marisette was named for a popular Flinton M.D. He decided against farming at first, and trained as a book-keeper. He was one of the first men of the county to enlist, reporting to the recruiting officer on September 22nd, 1914. He went overseas with the infantry and was more than four years in active service, mostly on the Western Front. On his return, he moved to Stirling and took up farming. Like so many of his comrades, he spoke little of his war experiences. Clayton Marisette died on January 29, 1968 and is buried in Napanee Riverview Cemetery. #40230
Marlin, Albert Wesley:
Born Tamworth. Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Joined in December 1916 and went overseas in 1917. Saw action in France with 21st Battalion at Lievin, Amiens and Arras. At this battle, received shrapnel wound in right shoulder, which caused him to be invalided home. #1093088
Marlin, Richard Murray:
Born Hungerford township, Hastings county. Lived Richmond township, where he worked on a farm. Enlisted in 1916 in Toronto with the 126th Battalion. Went overseas and trained with 129th, then was taken on strength with 38th Battalion. Lost his life on first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 9th April, 1917. He is buried in Givency-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Souche, Pas de Calais, France. This relatively small cemetery contains mostly Canadians who died between March and June, 1917. #775646
Marlin, William Clare:
Born Marlbank. Farmed at Roblin. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058413
In 1922, Rev. Wilson recorded a "James Marsh of Sillsville" serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. No Attestation was found under any spelling variation, nor is the name on the census.
Marshall, M. H.:
Of Napanee. Said to have enlisted in 146th Battalion. Nothing further known.
Martin, Donald William:
Born Toledo, Ohio. Attended school in Newburgh and later lived at Yarker. Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Drafted in May, 1918 to 1st Depot Battalion, with which he served as a driver for the duration of the war. Not sent overseas. #3058208
Martin, Harold Ephraim:
Born Roblin. Before the war, obtained a job in Napanee as a furniture finisher [for Gibbards ?]. Enlisted May, 19115. #412066
Martin, Kenneth Lorne:
Born Wilton. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058454
Mason, W. L.:
Of Napanee. Said to have enlisted in the 39th Battalion. No further information.
Mathers, Benjamin Francis:
Born Parkhill, Ontario. Lived Yarker. Occupation before enlisting, railway section hand, C.P.R. Enlisted with 254th Battalion, 1917. During the crossing of the Atlantic, mumps broke out and on arrival in England, his unit was quarantined. Afterwards, trained with the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford. Sent to France, where he was crippled by a shell explosion. #1093368
Mathews, George Gordon:
Born, Collins Bay. Lived in Napanee. Occupation, labourer. Drafted to 72nd (Queen's) Battalion, January, 1918. Arrived in Europe March 28, 1918. Saw action in France, Belgium and Germany, at the battlefields of Cambrai, Arras, Amiens and along the Hindenburg Line. #343307
Maunders, C.In 1922, Rev. Wilson recorded a "C. Maunders of Ernestown" serving in the 21st Battalion. No Attestation was found under any spelling variation.
Maurice, W. S.:
Of Napanee, a gunner. Nothing further known.
Maybee, Frederick Royce:
Born Belleville. Moved to Napanee with his parents as a boy and attended Napanee Collegiate. Occupation before the war, commercial traveller, living at Woodstock. Enlisted in 71st Battalion in 1916 and went to England where he was assigned to be a Quartermaster. He served for over three years and was discharged with the rank of Sergent Major. #126786
Mc - Names beginning with Mc are at the end of this list.
Was a farmer's son who was born and lived all his life at Cloyne. He enlisted January 17, 1916 and went overseas with the 146th Battalion. In England, he was transferred to a machine gun company. On April 9, 1917 at Vimy Ridge, he was shot in the face and lost his eyesight. Was invalided home to the care of his family. #835367
Meeks, Tannahill Robert "Tani":
Born Barrie township. Lived Cloyne. Farmer. Enlisted Dec. 1915 with 146th Battalion. #835178
Membery, Giles Grant, M.D.:
Born Ernestown township. Graduated from Trinity College, Toronto in 1897. Took L.S.A. [Licentiate to practice surgery, earned from Royal London Colleges] in London, England, 1900. He then enlisted in the Ashantee Field Force, became Assistant Colonial Surgeon for Africa and served two years with Sir James Willcox during the Ashantee rebellion. He returned to Canada and practised medicine for ten years at Innisfall, Alberta. (His wife was from Alberta.) While living in Alberta, he resumed military activites with the 15th (Alberta) Light Horse. However, the availability of a good farm in Adolphustown attracted him back to Ontario shortly before war was declared. He signed up in May, 1915 with 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Impatient for action, he went overseas by himself and enlisted in the Royal Navy, Hasler Hospital, and was posted medical officer aboard H.M.C.S. Cochrane. Was at the Battle of Jutland and the East Coast Raid. In December of 1916, was appointed Fleet Surgeon aboard H.M.C.S. Hilderbrand. In July of 1917, he was asked to go to Devonport Training Hospital, but instead applied for discharge due to his wife's being unable to sustain the farming operation in the absence of help. Returned to Canada in July, 1917.
Meng, Louis Herman:
Born, Napanee, son of Dr. Edward Meng. Occupation before enlisting, student at Queen's University in Kingston. Enlisted February 1916 with 50th Battery. Saw action in France with 53rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. Was at Amiens, Arras, Cambrai. #304702
Born at Napanee. Found employment with the railways and in 1916 was employed as a locomotive fireman working out of Carman, Manitoba. Enlisted February 1916 and served overseas with the 190th Battalion. #291450
Mieske, Max J.:
Born Denbigh. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058479
Mihna, John H.:
Of Centreville. Served in 118th Battalion. Nothing further known.
Miller, David C.:
Born Shannonville; lived in Richmond township. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted October, 1915 with 16th Battalion. #220133
Miller, Everett Edwin:
Born, Pittsburg township. Moved to Adolphustown in about 1906. Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Enlisted January, 1916. Went overseas and taken on strength with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with whom he saw action at Vimy Ridge and at Passchendaele. Was in charge of amunition. Lost his life during the Passchendaele offensive, October 26, 1917, when an enemy shell hit the stores. Buried Belgium, Tyne Cot Cemetery. #835321
Of Napanee. "Was one of the first girls of the County to volunteer for war work at the munition plant in Napanee. She acted as shell inspector for ten months, and afterwards served as Mechanical Transport Driver in the Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk." (Rev. A.J.Wilson, 1922)
Miller, Gordon Mackenzie:
Born Napanee. Occupation at time of enlistment, student. Enlisted 1916. Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, "B" Battery. Served with them in France and Belgium. Was at Peronne (the Somme), Hill 70, Cambrai, Amiens, [Canlincourt?]. Wounded once, in arm. #337971
Miller, Howard Phillip:
Born Napanee. Occupation, chauffeur. Enlisted in Army Service Corps, October 1918. #2774091
In 1922, Rev. Wilson recorded "I. Miller of Amherst Island" serving in the Army Service Corps. No Attestation was found under any spelling variation, nor is the name on the census.
Of Cloyne. Occupation, miner. Enlisted with 146th Battalion, January, 1916. #835350
Miller, Kenneth Stuart:
Born Stella, Amherst Island. Farmer. Enlisted November, 1917. Gunner, 40th Battery. Saw action in France, Belgium. Was at Amiens, Arras, Cambrai and Mons. #345039
Miller, Overton William:
Born Pittsburgh township. In about 1906, moved to Adolphustown. Occupation, farmer. Enlisted 1916. Served in France with the 95th Battalion, mostly constructing roads, bridges. #835322
Miller, William Miles:
Born Montreal. Grew up in Napanee. Attended Royal Military College in Kingston, and studied engineering at the military college at Chatham, England. Occupation, Officer in Permanent Forces (Lieutenant). Left England on August 12, 1914 for France and served with the Canadian Engineers there and in Belgium and Germany. Participated in Retreat from Mons (1914), First Battle of Ypres (1915), Givenchy and Loos, the Somme (1916) and was at Amiens in 1918 (famous battle on August 8, 1918). Also, advance into Germany. Promoted to major. For gallantry and devotion to duty at the Battle of the Somme (1916), and particularly at Fricourt in September, 1916, he was awarded the Military Cross. The decoration was presented by King George V. He was mentioned in despatches three times,in December 1915, in April, 1916 and in November, 1916.
Miller, W. W.:
Of Napanee. Served in the 59th Battalion. Nothing further known.
Milligan, George Mechan:
Born Millhaven. Family later moved to Napanee. At the beginning of the war, he was working in Alberta as a labourer. Had prior military training with 15th Horse cavalry unit. Enlisted Calgary, January 1915, 12th Canadian Mounted Rifles, part of the 50th Battalion. #117080
Milligan, James Wilson:
Born Tamworth. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058416
Milligan, Phillip Snider:
Born Ernestown township. Family moved to Napanee before the war. Enlisted January, 1916 with the 146th Battalion, with which he went overseas. Taken on strength with the 95th Battalion. However, his young age prevented him from being part of the front line fighting forces, so he was employed in Franmce with the Canadian Supply Depot. #835433
Milling, Fred Ross:
Born Napanee. Occupation during the war, cashier, Toronto. Conscripted Toronto, February 1918. 1st C.O.R. #3033871
Born in Napanee. Occupation before enlisting, electrician. Served in the ammunition column of the 75th Battery, part of the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force. They sailed from Vancouver on November 28, 1918 on the War Charger with 600 horses and a large quantity of amunition. After sailing 500 miles, received a wireless message to return to Canada. Landed at Vancouver, Dec. 4, 1918. #3059245
Born Fernlee, Ontario. Lived and farmed at Flinton, Kaladar township. Enlisted January, 1916, 146th Battalion. #835352
Born in Stirling, Ontario. Grew up in Napanee. Occupation at time of enlisting, college student in Toronto. Enlisted with the Canadian Engineers but also served with the Canadian Signals Corps. Went overseas to train in Britain in 1916. Crossed to France in 1917. Was at Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Arras, Lens, the push at the Drocourt-Queant Line (Canal du Nord), Cambrai, Valenciennes and Mons. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal which was presented by the Prince of Wales (future Edward VIII). Also awarded the Military Medal which in 1920 had not yet been presented. Both medals were for maintaining telephone communications at great risk to himself. #504417
Minchinton, Gordon Edward:
Born Napanee. By the war, was married and working as a civil servant in Winnipeg, where he trained with the Winnipeg Light Infantry as a Sargeant. Enlisted at Winnipeg with 184th Battation as an officer. Served overseas in France in 1916 with the 27th Battalion. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917. Was acting as a liason officer and while taking a party up to their new headquarters (after the Ridge had been captured) He was killed by concussion when a shell exploded directly overhead. He is buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, France.
Minchinton, Reginald Alfred:
Born Napanee. Occupation before war, stenographer. Was one of the earliest to enlist (Sept. 21, 1914, at Valcartier). Went overseas with the 90th Battalion and saw action in France and Belgium. Was at Neuve Chapelle, Second Battle of Ypres, St. Julien, Festubert, Givenchy, the Somme, Hill 70, Passchendaele. At Passchendaele, on November 10, 1917, he stopped to give aid to a wounded soldier and was shot through the head by a German sniper, killing him instantly. His name is on the Ypres Memorial (Menin Gate). #474
Ming - see Meng.
Was called up in 1918, but the war ended before he could enlist.
Moore, Clifford Ray:
Born in Kingston, Ontario but moved to Napanee. Occupation at time of enlistment, farmer. Had prior military training with the Princes of Wales Own Regiment (Kingston). Volunteered in April of 1918 at the age of 20. The delay in enlisting may have been caused by a medical condition; the Attestation Paper mentions a surgical scar. He was assigned to C Battery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Nothing is known about his service. He died in Napanee on August 8th, 1980 and is buried in Napanee Riverview Cemetery. #3057938
Born in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Grew up in Napanee. Had prior experience with Field Artillery in Gananoque. Occupation before enlisting, electrician. Enlisted 19 September, 1914. Went overseas with First Contingent. Saw action at the Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert (1915), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. At Passcendaele, he was overcome by poison gas, but continued in service. # C 40685
Born Cloyne. Occupation before enlisting, miner. Had prior experience with the 12th Field Artillery. Signed up June 1915 and was allocated to the 3rd Special Service Corps. #413128
Morris, Albert C:
Born in England in December, 1896. Son of William F. Morris (a labourer) and his wife, Hannah. Came to Canada with his family in 1904. Lived in Napanee. Said to have enlisted, but attestation papers not found.
Morris, George F.:
Born in England in July, 1894. Son of William F. Morris (a labourer) and his wife, Hannah. Came to Canada with his family in 1904. Lived in Napanee. Said to have enlisted, but attestation papers not found.
Born Tamworth. Occupation at time of enlisting, owner of general store. Already held the rank of Captain in the 47th Battalion, where his strength was signalling. Enlisted on September 22, 1914 and went over to England in command of the men of the 47th with the Second Contingent. On arrival in England, he was supposed to turn about and return to Canada to bring over more recruits. He and eleven other officers refused to do so, requesting that they be given commissions in active units. Captain Mouck received a commission with the 15th Battalion (the Northumberland Fusiliers). This Regiment was slated for the Dardanelles. He wrote home, "I go with a light heart to whatever awaits me." From Gallipoli, he wrote: "France is a picnic compared to this show. The day before yesterday, there were 4000 casualties... Men we sent up the day before yesterday were many of them killed or wounded within two hours of landing. You can understand that I do not expect to get back." Killed in action August 7, 1915, likely at Suvla Beach, landing inexperienced soldiers. In a letter to a friend, he wrote: "I would ask you not to forget me should Providence see fit to leave me in Europe, in an unknown place." He is buried at Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.
Mouck, Frederick M.:
Born Tamworth. Lived Marlbank. Labourer. Enlisted February 24, 1916, in 155th Battalion. Saw action in France at Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Maricourt (the Somme), Fresny (1917), Lens and Passchendaele. He was wounded twice, both times in the left arm. #636731
Mowers, Elmer John:
A.k.a. Timothy Mowers. Born in Strathcona and lived there all his life until enlisting in February 1915. Occupation, labourer. Served with the 39th Battalion. #12910
Born Odessa. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058471
Murphy, J. N.:
Of Napanee. Enlisted in 124th Battalion. Nothing further known.
Murphy, James Joseph:
Born Enterprise. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058429
Murphy, Patrick Joseph:
Born in Sheffield township. Worked on farm at R.R. 7 Napanee. Conscripted May, 1918. First Depot Battalion. #3058678
McAdam, John Henry:
Born in Tamworth. Lived at Erinsville. Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Served three years in the Canadian Forestry Corps. #835302
Born Napanee. In 1915, he was living in Deseronto and working as a house painter. He had six years experience with the militia (47th Regiment). Enlisted January 1916 with the 155th Battalion. Member of the Battalion Band. In England, he was taken on strength with the 21st Battalion, and fought with them in France. Wounded in 1917, he was evacuated to the Queen Mary Hospital in Southend-on-Sea where he succumbed to his wounds March 11, 1917. Buried Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea. #636210
Of Napanee. Enlisted in Saskatchewn. Nothing further known.
McAvoy, J. R.:
Of Napanee. Served with 3rd A.M.C. Nothing further known.
McCabe, Clarence A.:
Born in North Fredericksburgh (Hay Bay). Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Enlisted in 1916 and went overseas, where he saw action with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles at Vimy Ridge. Killed accidently, 26 May, 1917. He is buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France. #235648
McCarten, Daniel Joseph:
Of Napanee, farmer. Conscripted Barriefield May, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058668
McCaugherty, Lester A.:
Born Bath, Ontario. Occupation before enlisting, lumberman. Enlisted as a mechanic in the U.S. Army, 13th Company, 2nd Regiment, Air Service. He was a volunteer, not a conscript, being above the draft age. Was attached to the French Army after he went overseas. He worked repairing aeroplanes for the French Government. Was stationed at St. Cyr L'Ecole about two and a half miles west of Versailles. (He said that St. Cyr was to the French what the Royal Military College was to Canada.) The work of his Company was recognized by the French Government, which presented the Company with a citation. All the men were given a copy and the right to wear the insignia of a French aeronautic machinist. #1267000
McConachie, Francis James:
Born Brampton, Ontario. At the outbreak of the War, he was living with his family near Napanee. Occupation, teamster. He had two years of training with the militia (30th Regiment). Enlisted July, 1915. Served overseas with the Royal Canadian Regiment and saw action in France at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchaendale and Amiens, where he was wounded. #455104
McConachie, George Rankin:
Born Brampton, Ontario. At the outbreak of the War, he was farming just outside Napanee. Enlisted July, 1915. Served overseas with the 20th Battalion. Was at the Third Battle of Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge (where he was wounded). He was evacuated to Southwark Military Hospital where he died of his wounds three months later (22 June, 1917). He is buried in England, in Brookwood Military Cemetery, 30 miles from London. #454813
McConachie, Raymond Hill:
Born Brampton. At the outbreak of the War, he was living with his family at Napanee and working as a commercial traveller. Enlisted February 1915. Served overseas with the 13th Battalion (Quebec Regiment). Severely wounded near Ypres and died of his wounds two and a half hours later at the casualty clearing station on the road leading back from the Ypres battlegrounds to safety , 21st April, 1916. Two other Lennox and Addington men were with him when he died, Arthur Laughlin and Jack Turner. He is buried in the cemetery which was next to the clearing station and is now known as Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. #412912
McConnell, Charles Sidney:
Of Odessa. Occupation, labourer. Served with 223rd Battalion. Enlisted July, 1916. #294599
MacCormack, William D.:
Born Scotland, 1881. Came to Canada 1898. Moved to Napanee before 1911. Occupation, veterinary surgeon. He already had militia training and a commission in the 5th Field Battery. He served in England, in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for about fifteen months. The R.A.V.C. had a profound impact on war resources as they were able to heal more than three-quarters of the horses wounded on the battle field and return them to duty.
McCoy, Frank S.:
Born Napanee. In 1915, he was working in a real estate and insurance office at Carman, Manitoba. He enlisted in 1916 and went overseas. Taken on strength with the 44th Battalion. Saw action at Vimy Ridge where he was severely wounded by shrapnel. #291463
McCrudden, William John:
Born Sillsville. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. Taken on strength with 6th Reserve Battalion and taken to England for training. War ended before he was sent to the front. #3058444
Born Napanee. Shortly before the War, he was hired by Canadian Pacific Railways as a fireman, and at the time he enlisted he was living at Beausejour, Manitoba. Enlisted in 108th Battalion, but was transferred to the 78th Battalion (the Winnipeg Grenadiers). Served with the Grenadiers in France and Belgium and was at the engagements at Lens, Levion [Avion?], Passchendaele, St. Pierre and Amiens. He was mentioned in the despatches for bringing in a German sergeant for questioning. He was slightly injured once. Promoted to Corporal and designated as a drill instructor. #721117
McCumber, William Earle:
Born in Ernestown township. Occupation, blacksmith. Conscripted in December, 1917. Sent to England for training and taken on strength with the Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action at Battle of Amiens, during the re-taking of the village of Cherisy, August 27, 1918. Buried Quebec Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais, France. #4020063
Of Bath. Served in the 3rd Battalion. Nothing further known.
Of Camden East. Enlisted. Nothing further known.
Of Flinton. Served in 239th Battalion. Nothing further known.
Of Wilton. Enlisted and went overseas. Nothing further known.
Born Stella, Ontario, where he lived for 18 years. However, at the time he enlisted, he was living near Collins Bay and working as a book-keeper. Signed up in February of 1916. Served only in Canada. #835629
McFarland, W. J.:
Of Roblin. Enlisted. Nothing further known.
Born on Amherst Island. At the outbreak of the War, he was working in a factory in Fulton, New York. Enlisted 1916 and went overseas, where he was taken on strength with the 14th Battalion. With his brother, Thomas, he saw action at the battle of Lens and at Hill 70. On August 17, 1917, he and his brother were together in a trench when his brother was killed by a sniper. Hugh McFern continued through several skirmishes and was wounded twice. He fought in the Battle of Amiens, August, 1918. In October, 1918, he was captured by the Germans and held until after the Armistice. #1054680
McFern, Thomas Edward:
Born on Amherst Island where he lived for more than sixteen years. Before enlisting, moved to Three Rivers, Quebec, where he was employed as an electrician. He enlisted in 1916, at the age of 16 and saw action in Europe at the Battle of Lens and at Hill 70 with the 14th Battalion. On August 17, 1917, he was sitting in his trench, talking to his brother when he was shot through the head by a sniper. He was only seventeen years old. His name is on the Vimy Memorial. #1054188
Of Wilton. Served in Home Guard. Nothing further known.
McGiffon, John C.:
Of Enterprise. 4th Depot Battalion. Nothing further known.
McGill, E. A.:
Of Centreville. Served with 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Promoted to rank of Sergeant in field. Was both wounded and gassed. Nothing further known.
McGill, Roy Athol:
Born Centreville, Ontario. Occupation, farmer. Enlisted December, 1915. Served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles at Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Hill 70, Lens, and Mount Kemmel (1918?). He was gassed once, and wounded by shrapnel once. #835148
McGill, W. E.:
Of Centreville. Served in France with 7th Canadian Railway Troops. Nothing further known.
McGill, William Thompson:
Born at Centreville, Ontario. In about 1911, he went out to the West, and before the War was employed as a brakeman on one of the railways. He enlisted in February of 1917, in the Saskatchewan Railway Construction Corps, with whom he went overseas to France and Belgium. He was in action at Passchendaele, Messines, Hill 60 and many other battles, and was promoted to Sergeant in the field. #2188430
Born Emerald, Amherst Island. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058468
McGreer, Arthur H., Rev.:
Born on a farm near Napanee, where he grew up. Educated at Trinity College in Toronto, and at time of enlistment was a curate at Christ Church (Anglican) Montreal. He had prior militia training. Enlisted late in 1914 and was assigned to the Third Field Ambulance, attached to the 1st Division of the Engineers, with whom he went to France, Belgium and then Germany as a chaplain with the honorary rank of Captain. For more than four years, he experienced the worst of the battlefields, including the Second Battle of Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy, Sanctuary Wood, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras, Cambrai and the push to Mons. He received further honorary promotions, to Major and then to Lieut-Colonel. He was awarded the Military Cross for evacuating wounded under fire during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, and later was made a member of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for administering the Chaplains' Department of the Canadian Corps from 1917 until the Armistice. At that time, he was in England. He married an English girl, Kathleen Lee while a student at Oxford after the War. (His wife died in 1943.) He returned to Canada and in 1922 was appointed Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec. He is credited with the rapid growth of the University. Dr. McGreer also worked for improved English-French relations and for Canadian national unity. His efforts on behalf of French Canada were noticed by L'Alliance Francaise, which awarded him L'Ordre Latin. On December 10th, 1947, he went missing and his hat was found on the bank of the river near the campus. In April, 1948, his body appeared downstream. He is buried in Malvern Cemetery, Quebec, near the University.
McGreer, Louise C. S.:
Born Napanee. Graduate in nursing with surgical specialty from the Montreal General Hospital. Took a month of extra training at the Quebec Military Hospital before going overseas with a contingent of McGill General Hospital staff. She served in temporary military hospitals in France and Belgium, and was mentioned in the despatches by Sir Douglas Haig in November, 1918. Was awarded the Royal Red Cross which was presented by the Prince of Wales in Montreal in 1919, and was entitled to wear the Mons and the Long Service ribbands.
McGreer, Maurice L.A.:
Born in Napanee, but later moved with his family to Montreal. Occupation at the outbreak of the war, clerk. Enlisted January, 1916. Trained in England and then taken on strength with the 58th Battery. Saw action in france and Belgium. Was wounded at St. Eloi (at the Targette Corner) and was evacuated through the clearing station at Aubigny and to Rouen, then to the University Hospital at Southampton and finally to Basingstoke, where he finally succumbed to his wounds, October 7, 1918. He is buried in the Basingstoke Cemetery on the Worting Road. #347452
McGreer, Stanton E.T.:
Born in Napanee, but later moved with his family to Montreal. Occupation at time he enlisted, clerk. Taken on strength with the Princess Pats. Served in France and Belgium from September 1915 until June 1916. Was at the Second Battle of Ypres. Was severely wounded at Sanctuary Wood which necessitated amputation of his leg. Died of blood poisoning and shock following amputation, 6 of June, 1916. His cousin, Rev. Arthur H. McGreer, was with him during his last hours. He is buried in the cemetery which was next to the clearing station and is now known as Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. #McG/65
A.k.a. William MacCLaren. Adopted son of the McGreer family. Born Edinburgh, Scotland. Grew up on farm near Napanee. Enlisted September, 1916. Scout for 47th Infantry Battalion. While on patrol, the officer with him was severely wounded. McGreer carried him back to the Canadian lines under heavy fire. For this he was mentioned in the despatches and recommeded for a decoration, but the medal was never approved. This was during the Battle of Amiens. A day or so later, McGreer was hit by a shell and killed instantly (August 11, 1918). He is commemorated at Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. This was the cemetery for Australian forces in August, 1918, and McGreer's body may be one of many brought in from other smaller cemeteries following the Armistice. #670203
Born Dingwall, Scotland. Came to Canada as a "home child" and worked for the Wager family near Napanee. Enlisted in the 39th Battalion early in the war. Went overseas and was taken on strength with the Royal Canadian Regiment. Served with them in France and Belgium. Was at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendale and was promoted to Lance-Corporal. Was wounded three times. #412033
Born Scotland. Came to Canada as a "home child" and worked as a farm labourer. Enlisted 1914, but suffered a nervous breakdown and was arrested for being absent without leave. He was given a gaol sentence and discharged. He enlisted again and served for the duration of the war but was not selected to go overseas.
Of Enterprise. No one by this name could be found in the Attestation Papers.
McGuire, James Harold:
Born Napanee. Occupation before enlisting, student. Had prior military training with Engineers. Served in Canadian Artillery overseas in France, Belgium. Was at Neuville-Vitasse (1917), Amiens, Arras. #342915
McGurn, Francis Joseph:
Born Marysville. Lived Richmond township at one time? Conscripted May 16, 1918, Barriefield. Trained with 1st Depot Battalion. #305945
McIlwain, George Andrew:
Born Selby. Farmed near Dorland. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058445
Born Scotland. Came to Canada as a "home child" and lived near Tamworth. Nothing further known.
Born Richmond township. Shortly before the war, went out to Swift Current, Saskatchewan to work on a farm. Enlisted 1916. Saw action with the 10th Battalion in France, Belgium and Germany. Was at Hill 70, Passchendaele, Arras and Amiens. Was promoted to Sergeant. [number illegible]
McKeown, M. J.:
Of Newburgh. 1st Eastern Ontario Battalion. Nothing further known.
McKittrick, Bernice Grant:
Born Richmond township. Occupation before enlisting, clerk. Served in England with the 74th Battalion. He caught diptheria in 1916, and the doctors treating him discovered a murmur of the heart. Received a medical discharge home. # 220261
McLoughlin, John Joseph:
A.k.a. McLaughlin. Born near Forest Mills in Richmond township. Occupation before enlisting, farmer. Served with 87th Battalion in France, where he received a promotion in the field (to Lance-Corporal). He contracted pneumonia in the trenches during the winter of 1916-17. Died of his illness at 6th Casualty Clearing Station, February 15th, 1917. He was 21. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. #144675
Born Flinton. Farmer. Drafted Barriefield, May 7, 1918. 1st Depot Battalion. #3058483
McLuckie, James Harvey:
Born Flinton. Said that his occupation at time of enlistment was: "Jack of all Trades". Signed up on October 29th, 1914 [Attestation signed Nov. 9] with the 21st Battalion. Saw action in France, Belgium and Germany. Was engaged in front-line warfare for over three years, experiencing St. Eloi, the Somme, Hill 70, Amiens, Cambrai, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Arras and Mons. (After the Battle of the Somme, he was assigned to transport detail, but this still involved activity under fire.) A man with a strong sense of humour, when asked if there was anything he would like to record for posterity, he replied, "Sometimes, the rum ration was pretty small." This soldier mistakenly listed as "McCluckie" by H.Q. #59699
McLuckie, Thomas Alvin:
Born Flinton. Before enlisting, was working on a neighbour's farm. Signed up December 15, 1916, at Madoc. Was sent to England in May, 1917, for training at Seaford Camp. Because he was too young to be sent to the front, he was assigned to give general assistance at the military hospital in Brighton, which he did for nine months. After this, he was put on strength with the 6th Reserve Battalion which was training in Wales. The Armistice was signed just as his unit was preparing for frontline duty. #1093250
Lived Napanee. Joined 3rd Depot Battalion. Nothing further known.
McTaggart, Albert A.:
Born at Hawley (although he said Napanee on his Attestation). Moved to Napanee with his family at age 5. In 1916, he was in Saskatchewan working as a labourer. Enlisted March, 1916 with 65th Battion. Served with 72nd Battalion in France and Belgium for eleven months. Part of this time, he was in a machine gun company. Saw action at the Somme and Vimy Ridge, where he was wounded. Promoted in field to Corporal. Continued to serve in non-combat areas after recovering from wounds until the Armistice. #474130
Born in South Fredericksburgh. Later moved with his family to Napanee. Occupation, labourer. Enlisted January 1916 and mustered on strength with the 95th Battalion, and later specifically to the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, with whom he fought on the Somme and at Vimy Ridge. On April 9th, 1917, at Vimy Ridge, he was shot through the chest by a sniper and died of the wound at the clearing station three hours later. His friend Joseph Pennell was with him when he died. He is buried at Canadian Cemetery 1, now La Chaudiere Military Cemetery at Vimy, Pas de Calais, France. #835531
McTaggart, James Alexander:
Born in Tyendinaga, Hastings county in 1880. Spent his childhood near Hawley, where he attended school. Parents lived at Morven and then Napanee. Before the war, went out to Melita, Manitoba, as a lineman for the telephone company. Enlisted January, 1916 and went overseas, where he was taken on strength with the 44th Battalion (New Brunswick Regiment). Saw action in France and participated in several skirmishes on the Somme. In early 1917, his unit was moved close to Vimy Ridge, to gather information prior to the planned offensive. McTaggart's skill at maintaining telephone lines was of great service. On March 3rd, 1917, he was on duty at a forward listening post when he was struck and killed by a piece of shrapnel from a shell. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. #835531
McTaggart, Lorne Burton:
Born at Albert, Hastings County. Lived near Roblin. Having mechanical ability, he was able to hire with the Canadian Pacific Railway, which sent him to Winnipeg. He enlisted in January, 1918 with the 42nd Wing of the Royal Air Force, which was recruiting in Winnipeg. He attended air school at Toronto for two weeks, and then went to Fort Worth, Texas, where the Air Force had a co-operative training facility. In April of 1918, he was assigned to Camps Mohawk and Rathbun at Deseronto. Here he and his colleagues were responsible for all aspects of repairing and tuning the engines of the aeroplanes used for training the pilots. He was discharged in December 1918, and returned to the C.P.R.
McTear, Frederick William:
The son of Reverend A.L. McTear of St. John's, Bath, Frederick was born at Maitland, Ontario. Before the war, he became a clerk for the Bank of Montreal. He enlisted in 1916 with the 66th Battalion, and saw action in France, the largest battle being Passchendaele and was promoted in the field to Bombardier. During the winter of 1917-1918, he was in the front line in the trenches, and by April, 1918, was so ill with infections that he was evacuated to hospital where he remained for over six months, returning to his unit shortly before the Armistice. #336844
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