Daniel Henry Maconomy

Apr 4, 1874

Born in Beauly, Inverness, Scotland to Daniel and Mary (nee Shaw) Maconomy

Married to Lily Geraldine Crafts in Nottingham, England in 1901


Apr 20, 1912

Embarked the SS Cassandra in Glasgow



Apr 30, 1912

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Peterborough, Ontario


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59700 (temporary number 546)

Ø  Next of kin given as Lily Maconomy, wife, 553 Patterson St., Peterborough, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Mechanic

o   Later noted as Machinist

Ø  Previous military experience given as 93rd Highlanders for 2 years in Scotland

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

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


Dec 20, 1914

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal


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


Jun 23, 1915

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Jan 16, 1916

Attached to the 4th Brigade Headquarters to be employed as a Driver


Nov 4, 1916

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Dec 22, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Jan 2, 1917

Rejoined the 4th Brigade Headquarters from leave


Jan 3, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Jan 19, 1918

Rejoined the 4th Brigade Headquarters from leave


Dec 5, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 22, 1918

Rejoined the 4th Brigade Headquarters from leave


Apr 4, 1919

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from duty with the 4th Brigade and embarked the Western Australia in Havre, France


On arrival in England, he was posted to “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada. 


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the battalion proceeded by train to Kingston, Ontario


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 279814

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 553 Paterson St., Peterborough, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 549 Paterson St., Peterborough, Ontario


Jul 30, 1943

Daniel Henry Maconomy died at home, 195 Park St. N., Peterborough, Ontario of a heart attack and was buried in the Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough.


Daniel Henry Maconomy is remembered on the Wall of Honour in
 Peterborough, Ontario




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