Harry Maxwell MacDonald




Sep 1881

Born at Surrey England

There was no day recorded in the file, only the month


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59617 (temporary number 836)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs Emily MacDonald (wife) of 77 Redpath St., Ottawa Ontario

o       Later changed to 95 Wentworth Road, West Croydon, Surrey, then changed to 15 Lowther Street, Aston-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Bartender

Ø      Previous military experience – 12 years Queen’s Reg’t Surrey England – 2 ½ years Africa – 5 years India – 3½ years in the Colours

Ø      Stated to be a member of the 43rd Regiment DCOR (Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles)

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “H” Company


Jan 1, 1915

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant


Apr 5, 1915

Promoted to rank of Sergeant


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of Sgt


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Jan 15, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


May 29, 1916

Attached to APM (Assistant Provost Marshall) 2nd Canadian Division 

There is no mention in the file about where he was assigned or what his duties were, while he was with the Provost Marshall’s section


Jan 31, 1919

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from being On Command to 2nd Division APM.


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre



Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked at Southampton and proceeded to “P” Wing, Witley


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia at Liverpool



May 23, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded by train to Kingston Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 279774

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 86 Baird St., Ottawa Ontario


Mar 8, 1920

Awarded the Belgian Medaille Civique 2nd Class, as per London Gazette #31812



Apr 26, 1950




British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 86 Baird St, Ottawa Ontario. 

Date not shown in the file 


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