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McDonald, Alan
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a red cross.
Private Alan McDonald was the son of Frederick E. and Catherine L. McDonald, of 26 Cameron St., Galt, Ontario. He was born on June 6, 1897 in London, England.

He enlisted in Galt on November 19, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. At the time of his enlistment, he was an electrician, single and a member of the Church of England. He resided at 256 Main St., East, Galt, Ontario. Alan had also served with the 29th Regiment previously. His regimental service number was 730072.

Overseas, Private McDonald served with 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in an attack on Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.

He was buried in the Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St. Vaast, France.
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Date Of Event
Personal Name(s)
McDonald, Alan ; McDonald, Frederick E. ; McDonald, Catherine L.
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Kitchener Public LIbrary
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Geographic Coverage
  • England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 51.51334 Longitude: -0.08901
  • Place of residence and enlistment:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of death:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.36667 Longitude: 2.81667
  • Burial place:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.35 Longitude: 2.76667
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library – Soldier Information Card Collection – World War One
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McDonald, Alan


Enlisted with 111th Battalion of South Waterloo.

He was killed in action at Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917.

He enlisted at Galt, November 19, 1915.

He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Frederick McDonald, 256 East Main St., Galt.


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McDonald, Alan

A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a red cross.