Monday 22 November 2010

Private Hugh Parnell McGonigal

Born on 22 February 1886 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of Mrs. Jane McGonigal, Arnprior, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Arnprior, Ontario, on 26 August 1915 (number 788227) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 8 May 1918.

(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:

BANKIE said...

This student below contacted a YDNA friend of mine ..a John Megonnigil in California...he passed it on to me and I traced it to my YDNA cousins in Arnprior Ontario.
The artifact was a copy of a Poem "The Stretcher Carrier/Bearer" that hung on the wall in the McGonigal home in Arnprior.
Frank McGonigal Ont.
I am currently a student at the Arnprior and District Museum. We have a new exhibit that is in the works and we are doing research for it right now. The new exhibit highlights Arnprior and WWI and WWII. We were given an artifact that belonged to Hugh Henry Parnell Mcgonigal, but I am having great difficulty finding any information about him. I found this email address on Ancestry.

If you have any information about him it would be very helpful,


Kayla Shartau