Findlay Allen MacFadyen

Feb 26, 1889

Born in Glasgow, Scotland to Findlay and Agnes MacFadyen


Oct 21, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59619 (temporary number 145)

Ø  Next of kin given as Findlay MacFadyen, father, Berne House, 77 Beverly Road, Hull, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Engineer

Ø  Previous military experience given as 4 years in the Territorial Army in the UK and the Seaforth Highlanders in Canada

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “B” Company and employed as a Scout with the rank of Corporal

o   This was later reorganized into “A” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Dec 10, 1915

Reverted to the rank of Private


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer




Jan 29, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay


Mar 20, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Apr 15, 1916

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant


Findlay MacFadyen tried his had at poetry


Dec 3, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Gonorrhea


Dec 4, 1916

Transferred to the No. 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Dec 8, 1916

Transferred via the No. 31 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 39 General Hospital in Havre


Dec 19, 1916

Discharged from hospital to the base depot in the Rouelles Camp in Havre


Jan 7, 1917

After leaving the base depot, Sergeant MacFadyen rejoined the 21st Battalion in Bully Grenay, France


May 30, 1917

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot in England to receive a commission


Jun 4, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Jul 7, 1917

Attached to the Officer Training in Bexhill pending attending the Officer Training Course


Sep 1, 1917

Commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Dec 10, 1917

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot and attached to the Minister of Munitions for duty with the Department of Aeronautical Supplies at the War Office in London


Oct 10, 1918

Ceased to be attached to the War Office in London and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Dec 22, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Dec 23, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and Taken On Strength the 21st Battalion


Jan 29, 1919

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot on proceeded to England for duty


Jun 28, 1919

Embarked the SS Mauretania in Southampton



Jul 3, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Jul 12, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Lieutenant

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “A”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge c/o Bank of Montreal, Victoria, British Columbia

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Box 278 Wingham, Ontario


Apr 24, 1935

Attempted to enter Canada from the USA at the Pacific Highway crossing in British Columbia but was refused entry.  He appealed the decision.  I did not find the result of that appeal.

In 1972 Findlay Allen MacFadyen died in Klickitat, Washington, and his cremated remains were placed in the Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon, USA



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