Monday, 9 August 2010

Captain John St. Clair MacKay

Born on 2 March 1873 in Earltown, Colchester County, Nova Scotia - husband of Elsie Jessie MacKay, Windsor, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Windsor, Nova Scotia; trade as physician; Presbyterian; currently a member of the 81st Hants Regiment; no previous military service.

Joined the 112th Battalion, CEF, in Windsor, Nova Scotia, as the battalion medical officer on 20 July 1916 - taken on the strength of No.3 General Hospital in France on 11 February 1917 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as the battalion medical officer from 26 February to 11 March 1917.

Died on 7 August 1924.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

1 comment:

Dave Mitchell said...

Hi Ken

His death certificate per Nova Scotia Vital Statistics gives an earlier date of birth.

Sending you a copy.

Kind regards

Dave Mitchell
Cape Town
South Africa