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Private John McLeod

Private John McLeod served with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War one. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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He was born on October 11, 1883 in Stornoway, Scotland.

He enlisted with the 48th Infantry Battalion on March 31, 1915 in Victoria, British Columbia, he named his next-of-kin as his father, J. McLeod of Stornoroy.

He stated that he had previous military service with the 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers, that he was not married and that his trade as that of Blacksmith.

The 48th Battalion sailed July 1, 1915 aboard the R.M.S. Grampian, arriving in England on July 10th.

He was transferred to the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Brigade on October 15, 1915 for service in the French theatre and placed with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles on January 2, 1916 in France. McLeod was wounded at the Battle of St. Eloi, suffering severe shrapnel wounds to his right forearm and admitted to No. 4 General Hospital at Camiers on April 11th. After three days, he was invalided wounded to England on the 14th and admitted to Kitchener Hospital in Brighton on the 15th, then transferred to the Canadian Division Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park at Epsom on June 8th.

After two months hospitalization in France and England, he was discharged on July 12th and transferred to the 35th Reserve Battalion. He saw another transfer, this time to the Canadian Machine Gun Depot at Crowborough on August 13, 1916, before being transferred to the Machine Gun Pool on February 7, 1917.

He arrived in France the following day and joined his new unit, the 13th Machine Gun Company in the field on the 14th. He was wounded at Vimy, suffering shrapnel wounds to both arms and shrapnel fragments in his left knee on May 3, 1917. He was admitted to No. 10 Stationary Hospital at St. Omer on May 5th, subsequently invalided to England one week later, and admitted to Military Hospital at Bagthorpe, Nottingham on May 12th. After two months treatment, he was transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Bearwood at Wokingham on July 14th, then discharged four weeks later on August 11th and posted to the 3rd Canadian Command Depot at Hastings. The knee continued to bother McLeod, as fragments remained embedded in his knee. He was admitted to the Canadian Military Hospital at Eastbourne on August 30th, where an attempt was made to rectify the situation. A month later, he was discharged on September 29th and returned to the 3rd Canadian Command Depot.

On January 1, 1918 he was posted to the Canadian Machine Gun Depot . In his Proceedings of a Medical Board document, dated April 18, 1918 at Seaford, Sussex, it noted the fragments of shrapnel in his left knee that were causing swelling and tenderness, with the doctor noting that McLeod “complains of pain in the left knee”. In another report, it noted that there was a “foreign body in (his) left knee joint” on November 18, 1918 and that he was somehow declared “Fit for Duty”. McLeod was attached to the Canadian Discharge Depot at Buxton for return to Canada, sailing on December 7, 1918 and later taken on strength at District Depot, Military District No. 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In his Medical History of an Invalid, dated January 16, 1919 at New Westminster, British Columbia, it was noted that there was a “Foreign body in (the) left knee joint causing slight pain and stiffness in (the) joint.” It was recommended the he declared “Medically unfit.”

It also stated that he was now married to Mary McLeod of Vancouver. He was discharged by reason of “Medical Unfitness” on January 29, 1919 at District Depot, Military District No. 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, credited with having served in France with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles.

He died on January 14, 1950, at the age of 66

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Captain Charles Edward McCloghry

Captain Charles Edward McCloghry served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the military campaign in Palestine in 1939 and during World War Two

He is entitled to the General Service Medal with clasp Palestine, the Africa Star, the Defence Medal and the War Medal

He was born on November 11th 1912 in Rusheen, Irish Republic. He was the son of James Palmer McCloghry and Matilda McCloghry, of Ballincar, County Sligo, Irish Republic. His father was a veterinarian and he had a brother, Henry Palmer McCloghry.

He entered the Faculty of Medicine of the Belfast University in 1930.

He passed his 1st medical examination in March and June of 1932:

He passed his 2nd medical examination in June of 1933

December 1936: He passed his last medical examination and he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and he received his Bachelor in the Art of Obstetrics (B.A.O.)

April 23rd, 1937: He enlisted as a Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps

From May 1st to September 31st he was on his Junior Course at RAMC College in London.

After his graduation from RAMC Medical College and before his service in Palestine, he served as medical officer at the medical reception station in Beverley, Leicester and York.

He left United Kingfom on September 23rd and arrived in Haifa, Palestine on November 22nd.

April 23rd, 1938: He was promoted Captain

He was admitted to hospital on September 14 and stayed there until the 21st. On September 28th he appeared before a medical board in Haifa and was found unfit for duty (50%). He proceeded to United Kingdom October 16th on sick leave for two months.

January 29th, 1939: He disembarked in Haifa, Palestine from the SS Montcalm. On arrival he was appointed as the medical officer of the 1st battalion Royal East Kent Regiment

August 19th: He was appointed medical officer for the West York Regiment in Sarafand, Palestine.

August 29th: He left Palestine for Egypt and was attached to the 3rd Cavalry Field Ambulance

October 6th: He was posted with the 3rd Cavalry Field Ambulance. The unit moved to Abbasia, Egypt on October 11th.

October 15th: He was attached to the 8th Hussars as the medical officer. He was with the regiment until December 18 and then transferred back to the 3rd Cavalry Field Ambulance.

March 3rd, 1940: He proceeded with the Indian Division for an exercise.

March 13th: He was admitted to hospital and was discharged on April 22nd.

March 29th: He was attached to the Rifles Brigade as a medical officer and was admitted to the 2nd Field Ambulance on June 11th and later transferred to the 5th General Hospital. He was found permanently unfit for service on July 1st and to United Kingdom on October 21st.

He died at the Renislow Hospital in Durban, South Africa on March 18th, 1941. He is buried in Stellawood Cemetery in Durban South Africa.

His WW2 medals were despatched to his family in February of 1949

He is commemorated on the Queen’s University (Ireland) War Memorial. The memorial is situated in front of the main University building in University Road, Belfast. He is also commemorated on page 77 of the electronic version of the Book of Remembrance of the University of Belfast.

Monument Belfast University

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Nursing Sister Rebecca Helen McEachen

Nursing Sister Rebecca Helen McEachen served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is one of the few women who died while serving her country at war in the Canadian army. She is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Born on May 7th 1889 in Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario

Enlisted on June 22nd, 1918 in Carleton Place, Ontario.

October 17th she had an infection to her ear. Notes from her medical report : “Nursing Sister developed middle ear disease while on duty at Ontario Military Hospital, Cobourg and was transferred for treatment to Hotel Dieu hospital on October 7th, 1918.”

On recovery she was transferred to duty at Queen Military Hospital October 17th, 1918.

November 10th : Extract from her medical report “symptoms of recurrence of the middle ear trouble developed and she was admitted to general Hospital November 11th,. On the 13th symptoms of meningitis developed and on lumber puncture streptococcus demonstrated. She gradually sank and died evening of November 16th, 1918.”

Died on November 16th, 1918 at the Ontario Military Hospital in Cobourg at the age of 32.

Her British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to her mother Elizabeth MacEachen, Carleton Place. Her father was John McEachen who married Elizabeth Betsey Cunningham on the 7th January 1864 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Perth, Ontario

Buried in Saint-Mary Cemetery in Carleton Place, Ontario.

Inscription on her gravestone 16 nov 1918 – Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth McEachen

At the foot of her gravestone there is another stone in the ground with the inscription «Elizabeth

Cunningham – Wife of John McEachen – Alick McEachen veteran – Sarah McEachen Died in 1924

Picture of her gravestone in St-Mary cemetery, Carleton Place, Ontario

Nursing Sister Katherine Maud MacDonald

Nursing Sister Katherine Maud McDonald served in the Canadian Army Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. She is one of the few women who died while serving her country at war in the Canadian army.

Born on January 18th, 1893 in Brandford, Ontario

Height : 5’ 2″         Weight : 125 lbs.

Religion : Church of England

Enlisted on March 20th, 1917 in London, Ontario. Embarked for England on April 6th, 1917.

Posted at the 14th Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne on October 17th, 1917.

Posted at the 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital on November 29th, 1917.

Arrived in France on January 28th, 1918.

Posted at the 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital on January 28th, 1918.

Posted at the 1st Canadian General Hospital on March 8th, 1918.

Killed in the air attack of the 1st Canadian General Hospital on May 19th, 1918 at the age of 25.

From the 1 st Canadian General Hospital War diary – May 19th

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Medals (British War medal, Victory medal), Memorial Plaque and Scroll and the Memorial Cross were sent to her mother Maud Mary Macdonald, 165 Market Street, Brantford

Picture of Katherine Maud McDonald

Katherine Maud MacDonald Circumstances of Death Registers

Picture of Katherine Maud MacDonald gravestone

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Nursing Sister Rebecca MacIntosh

Nursing sister Rebecca MacIntosh served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is one of the few women who died while serving her country at war in the Canadian Army.

She was born on June 18th, 1892 in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia.

Height : 5′ 8″    Weight : 157 lbs.     Religion : Presbyterian

Rebecca MacIntosh photo

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Rebecca MacIntosh

She enlisted in Halifax on April 5th, 1917.

She was hospitalised for appendicitis on November 19th, 1917.

She was hospitalised at Kimmel Military Hospital on February 10th, 1919.

She was reported dangerously hill on February 13th.

She was reported suffering from influenza nephritis on February 15th.

She died on March 3rd, 1919 at 9 p.m. at the age of 26.

Her medals and Memorial Plaque and Scroll were sent to her brother, Reverend J.P. McIntosh in Brookfield, Nova Scotia

Her Memorial Cross was sent to her mother Mrs Christie McIntosh.

She is buried in Bodelwyddan Churchyard (Saint – Margaret), Flintshire, United Kingdom, 508.

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Captain Duncan Aeneas MacGregor

Captain Duncan Aeneas MacGregor served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He was born on April 15th 1878 in Riceville Ontario

1901 Canadian census taken in Plantagenet, Prescott county
Father: James              Mother: Isabella          Sister: Maria
Brother : John             Sister: Margaret          Brother: Charles
Sister: Marie

May 27th, 1904 : He graduated from medicine school (Bishop and McGill University)

1911 and 1916 Census: He is listed as a medical doctor in the village of Forget, Saskatchewan.

He enlisted on April 1st, 1917 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan

Trade : medical doctor       religion : Roman Catholic      Status : single

Eyes : Grey          Hair : Grey       Height : 5′ 11″   Weight : 175 lbs.
Name of his mother : Mrs. James MacGregor     Address of both: Riceville, Ontario

April 8th : Attached to the 229th battalion and left Saskatchewan
April 16th : Sailed from Canada on SS Northland.

He arrived in England on April 30th and he was taken on strength with the 19th Reserve battalion

July 8th : He was taken on strength with CAMC Westhanger

August 24th :  He was taken on strength at Hospital Etchenghill

October 5th, 1918 : He was transferred to France

July 7th, 1919 : He was taken on strength at the 16th Canadian General Hospital

June 9th : He sailed from England on SS Orduna. September 17th : Discharged in Ottawa, Ontario

April 19th,1921 : Registered in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Address : 413 Jackson Building (on Bank near Lisgar)

1928 : He closed his medical practice located at 102 Bank street in Ottawa to move to Barry’s Bay

October 15th, 1935 : He died at Barry’s Bay, Ontario (from the Canadian Medical journal V. 33 1935)

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Nursing Sister Jenna Aloysius McNulty

Nursing Sister Jenna Aloysius McNulty served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

She was born on November 4th, 1881 in Guelph, Ontario                 Trade : nurse

Religion : Roman Catholic                Status : single                         Height : 5′ 10″

Eyes : brown                                       Hair : hazel                             Weight : 165 lbs.

Name of her mother : M Byrne          Address : Aberfoyle, Ontario

1901 Canadian Census taken in Puslinch, Wellington (South), Ontario

Father: Michel born February 20 1835          Mother: Brigit born August 18 1845

Brother: John born February 26 1875                        Sister: Annie born September 9 1878

Servant: William Summerworth born August 10 1884

1903: According to the 1910 Census she immigrated to the United States during that year

From 1907 to 1912 she is listed in the Providence, Rhode Island City Directory

She enlisted in Ottawa, Canada on April 14th but she signed her papers on May 12th, 1915 in London, England (34 Victoria Street in London, England).

Sailed from Canada on May 1st. There is no note to that effect in her file but she was part of  the same contingent as Mary Catherine English and Florence Adelaïde Leamy who sailed on that date according to their file.

She received her two inoculations for typhoid fever on the 16th and the 26th of April.

May 20th : Posted at the 5th Canadian General Hospital (Rouen). Transferred for general duty from the 5th to the 18th of November 1915.

April 18th, 1916 : 10 days permission

May 2nd : Posted at the Canadian Red Cross Hospital (Buxton) until July 18th.

July 21st : Sailed from South Hampton, England onboard H.S. Oxforshire. Arrived at Said port. Embarked at Alexandria and disembarked at Salonika on August 4th. Posted with the 4th Canadian General Hospital.

October 9th : She was hospitalised (enteritis) at the 4th Canadian General Hospital. Discharged on the 30th

May 5th, 1917 : Sent to the 5th Canadian General Hospital

August 16th : Embarked for England with the hospital

May 3rd : Transferred to the 4th Canadian General Hospital (Basingstoke)

July 31st : She entered the Home of Nursing sister (anaemia) back on duty on August 15th.

November 3rd : She was transferred to the 16th Canadian General Hospital (Orpington)

She was on permission from August 29th to September 12th, 1918

June 19th, 1919 : She was transferred to the 15th Canadian General Hospital (Taplow).

She sailed from Liverpool, England on July 3rd on board the ship SS Celtic, arrived in Halifax on July 11th.

July 14th : She was employed with Army Nursing Service in Ottawa until July 31st.

November 3rd: She was demobilised

1920 United States: She is listed as living in Grenville, South Carolina and working in hospital

1930 United States: She is listed as living in Manhattan, New York and working in hospital

September 21st, 1931 : Her replacement of British War Medal and Victory medal were sent to her on payment

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Captain John Neil MacLean

Captain John  Neil MacLean served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal.

Born on October 8th, 1876 in Sarnia, Ontario
Trade : physician                 Eyes : Grey
Religion : Presbyterian       Height : 5′ 8″    Weight : 165 lb
Name of his wife : Lillian MacLean Address : Registry office Sarnia, Ontario

1881 Canadian census taken  in Sarnia, Lambton county, Ontario
Father : Archibald born 1845 in Quebec (physician)
Mother : Isannie born1848 in Ontario      Sister : Mary born 1873 in Ontario
Sister : Grace Born in 1874 in Ontario      Sister : Alice born 1878 in Ontario
Brother : Alexander L. born in September 1880 in Ontario

1901 Canadian census taken in Sarnia, Lambton county, Ontario : Not living with his family

May 12th, 1915 : Promoted lieutenant in C.A.M.C. Active Militia and appointed medical officer of the 21st battery 6th Canadian Field Artillery

March 12th, 1918 : Enlisted in London, Ontario

June 24th : Transferred overseas from London, Ontario. Arrived in England on July 4th

January 19th, 1919 : Returned to Canada

October 6th : Demobilized

He practiced medicine in Michigan, U.S.A. after the war

December 10th, 1929 : Died and buried in Lakeview cemetery in Sarnia, Ontario (Lot Section L Plot Location 109)
Obituary from The Sarnia Observer Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1929,  DEATHS: MacLean: In Sarnia on Tuesday, Dec.10, 1929, Dr. J. Neil MacLean, aged 53 years. Funeral will take place from the family residence, 218 Christina St., on Thursday, Dec 12. Internment in Lake view Cemetery:

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