Archie McDonald



Aug 21, 1896

Born at Killaloe Ontario 

Shown on the 1911 Census as an adopted son of Angus and Charlotte McDonald (aunt & uncle)


Jan 23, 1918

Drafted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment under the Military Service Act at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 3056275

Ø      Next of kin given as Coll McDonald (father) of Killaloe Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Bridge Builder

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic 

Will made out leaving estate to Coll (Colin) McDonald of Killaloe Ontario


Feb 21, 1918

Embarked the SS Melita at Halifax Nova Scotia



Mar 4, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 25, 1918

Will made out leaving estate to Charlotte McDonald (aunt) of Killaloe Ontario


Aug 9, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion 

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Aug 13, 1918

Left to join unit


Aug 15, 1918           Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

Below is from the Battalion’s War Diary



Aug 26, 1918

First reported missing, but then reported killed in action


Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery
Haucourt France
Note that this is a double grave,
Pte McDonald is on bottom


Oct 5, 1921

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to his aunt, Charlotte McDonald, at Killaloe Station, Ontario 

A note on the medals card indicates that the father requested that the Plaque and Scroll not be sent. 

No Memorial Cross was issued

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