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Friday, 15 April 2016

Guysborough County CEF Enlistments - April 15, 1916

Three Guysborough County residents enlisted for service with CEF units on April 15, 1916. None survived the war.

Hallett, Vincent Stephen:

Born December 20, 1898 at Country Harbour, son of Freeman & Sarah Elizabeth (Davidson) Hallett.

Enlistment: 193rd Battalion at Guysborough, NS. Transferred to 17th Reserve Battalion (Nova Scotia) on January 23, 1917, then to 161st Reserve Battalion (Ontario) on February 8, 1917. Assigned to 18th Battalion (Western Ontario) on March 8, 1918. Wounded (back) at Arras, France on August 27, 1918. Died of wounds at No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station on August 28, 1918. Laid to rest in Aubigny Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

McDonald, Angus:

Born October 28, 1888 at Havre Boucher, Antigonish County, son of Duncan D. & Elizabeth McDonald. Family relocated to Mulgrave sometime before 1911.

Enlistment: 106th Battalion at Pictou, NS on April 15, 1916. Transferred to 26th Battalion (New Brunswick) on September 21, 1916. Died of wounds received in training (accidental explosion) near Bully-les-Mines, France on October 26, 1916. Laid to rest in Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Angus’s story is among the 71 profiles published in “First World War Honour Roll of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Volume I: 1915 - 1917,” available at Bantry Publishing.
MacDonald, Thomas Howard:

Born December 15, 1877 at Mulgrave, son of Dr. Patrick Alexander & Annie B. (Condon) MacDonald. Married with children at time of enlistment.

Enlistment: Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) at Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Bearwood, England on April 15, 1916. Commissioned rank of Major. Previous service with Nova Scotia militia units at Aldershot, NS, dating back to 1905. Served as Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS), Bath & London, England. Subsequently served with Canadian Military Hospital, Liverpool; No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau, France; Medical Officer, 4th Canadian Labor Battalion; OC, CAMC Medical Staff, HMHS Llandovery Castle. Lost at sea on June 27, 1918 when a German U-boat torpedoed HMHS Llandovery Castle off the coast of Ireland.

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