My relatives who served in WWI:My Grandfather
Gnr. Russell Fraser Pirie (1890-1956)
41st Battery CFA (1915-1919) & Veteran's Guard of Canada (WW2)Great Uncles and other relatives
Pte. Goldwin McCausland Pirie (1894-1915)
1st Battalion (Western Ontario Regiment) CEF. 2nd battle of Ypres, DOW at Netley Hospital. Buried in Netley Cemetery, Southampton, U.K.
Pte. Wilbert C. Croft (1896-1919)
136th Battalion CEF (Port Hope, Ontario).
Pte. Charles Lorne Croft (1897-1956)
136th Battalion CEF (Port Hope, Ontario)
Lt. Gordon Moore Pirie (1898-1920)
116th Batt. CEF. Convalesced of war-related illness in Brant Military Hospital, Burlington, Ontario. Died at home in Hamilton at age 22. Son of Robinson Pirie, a Lusitania survivor.
Sgt. Paul Somerville Clark (1893-1916) 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Que. Reg't). Body never found. Killed in action on the opening day of the German assault at Sanctuary Wood (Mt. Sorrel), June 2nd 1916. Commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. Official record, note to OC Brigade Machine Gun (1916): "Sgt. Paul Clark was in charge of a section of this company in the left subsector of the Right Sector Defences 3rd Can. Division on June 2nd. He was with gun crew in Trench 50 and as they had a good bomb-proof dugout, this crew survived the bombardment on June 2nd. At the close of the bombardment about 12:30 pm June 2nd, they mounted the gun as the enemy advanced. Sergeant Clark was last seen firing the gun and is reported by 1414,240 Private Boutillier, the sole survivor of the crew, as having been shot through the head by a rifle bullet. The gun is known to have done excellent work before it was put out of action". Signed Lieut. (illegible). Photograph
Major Edward W. Hachborn (1894-19xx)
Special Reserve Royal Artillery during WWI.
Staff Captain James Knowles Bertram (1889-1916)
20th Battalion CEF
Killed in action at the Somme (Sept. 22, 1916) as a result of a shell bursting close to him. Buried in Albert, France
Lt. Aimers Sterling Bertram (1888-1917)
58th Westmount Rifles.
Severely wounded June 28, 1917. Died in London while undergoing an operation at age 28. Buried in Brookwood Cemetery in London, England.
Hon. Maj. Harold McCausland, M.C. (1874-19xx)
Minister at St. Thomas and St. Augustine Churches, Toronto. Served with the 95th battalion 1915-18. Assistant Director of Chaplain Services, Western Canada, 1918.
Lt.-Col. Alan Joseph McCausland (1887-1951)
In January 1917 sent to France as second in Command of the 75th Battalion under Lieut.-Col. Beckett. Town Major at Divion. Elected Vice-President, Army & Navy Veterans of Canada, July 25, 1919. WW2 - served training in Canada.
Sgt. Kenneth Leighton McCausland (1899-19xx)
74th Battalion (Toronto CEF) - enlisted in 1915.
Dvr. Fred Snider Hughes (1892-19xx)
33rd Battery CFA. Kept a diary
in 1916 of his time at a training camp located near Bramshott & Haslemere, England.Chart with relationships & photos