Monday, 2 August 2010

Private Alexander Clare Macdonald

Born on 12 August 1898 in Greenfield, Ontario - son of Daniel Alexander and Mary C. (nee Macpherson) Macdonald, Greenfield, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Greenfield, Ontario; trade as student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Canal Guard; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 75th Depot Battery, CFA, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 16 May 1917 (number 346001) - later transferred to the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.10), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is my uncle, a soldier of the Great War. Never forgotten.

Allan J. MacDonald
Hillcrest Farm
Glengarry County