Hugh Charles MacMillan




Jan 23, 1897

Born at Sydney Nova Scotia Canada


May 28, 1917

Attested into the Divisional Signalling Company at Fort William Ontario 

Ø      Number 2265579

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs I MacMillan (mother) of 202 North Harold St., Fort William Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Student

o       Later stated to be Clerk

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Jun 5, 1917

Particulars of Family Form filed: 

Ø      Father alive – Mr DV MacMillan of 202 North Harold St., Fort William Ontario

Ø      Mother alive – I MacMillan of 202 North Harold St., Fort William Ontario

Ø      Single

Ø      No children


Nov 24, 1917

Embarked the SS Megantic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Dec 7, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Dec 8, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CETD (Canadian Engineers Training Depot) at Seaford


Dec 19, 1917

TOS 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 15, 1918

TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 11, 1918

Posted to the PPCLI


Apr 12, 1918

Arrived at 3rd CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in France and TOS PPCLI


Apr 15, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Le Havre


Jun 5, 1918

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Jun 8, 1918

Joined 21st Battalion in the field 

The following is from the 21st Battalion War Diary:

 A draft of twenty Other Ranks arrived from the 3rd Divisional Wing, CCRC.  These Other Ranks had been despatched from England as reinforcements for Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.” 


Aug 28, 1918

Suffered effects of gas shell and admitted to 8 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to the CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)


Aug 30, 1918

Transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital at Boulogne


Sep 21, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Cambrai


Admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital at Cardiff England 

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot)

while in hospital


Oct 7, 1918

Transferred to Woodcote Park Military Hospital at Epsom


Oct 16, 1918

Discharged and placed On Command to 1st CCD (Canadian Casualty Depot)


Nov 14, 1918

Ceases to be attached and proceeded to 6th Reserve Battalion and is TOS


Dec 3, 1918

On Command to MD (Military District) No 10 at Kimmel Park pending return to Canada


Dec 12, 1918

Embarked the SS Regina at Liverpool


TOS #10 MD


Dec 20, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and granted 14 days leave with subsistence prior to proceeding to MD #10 Sub Depot at Port Arthur Ontario


Jan 31, 1919

Discharged at Port Arthur Ontario 

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – 202 North Harold St., Fort William Ontario


Sep 28, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to 202 North Harold St., Fort William Ontario 

Note that the medals card lists his unit as PPCLI and I assume that is the unit inscribed on the medals 

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