Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Private William McClure Calder

Born on 6 October 1896 in Lachute, Quebec - son of George F. Calder and Jemima C. Rodger, Lachute, Quebec - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Lachute, Quebec, trade as gentleman, Baptist, previously served with the 17th Hussars.

Joined the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 6 April 1915 (number 411031) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - [returned to Canada] - joined the 242nd Canadian Infantry Battalion in Montreal, Quebec, on 16 September 1916 - sailed to Britain with the 242nd Battalion as a Lieutenant - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps as a Quartermaster and Honorary Captain on 4 February 1917 - killed in an accident on 1 November 1918 - buried in Champagnole Communal Cemetery (grave B.4), France.

1 comment:

Mathieu GUY said...

i could had a picture of his grave if someone wanted to see it