CEF Soldier Detail

Private Fergus H. E. Mackain
Died: July 3, 1924

Regimental Number:
4299
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
British Army
Regiment:
British Infantry
Battalion:
23rd Battalion (First Sportsman's) Royal Fusiliers
Company:
Place of Birth:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Wife Louise in New York
Address at Enlistment:
Staying in England with relatives
Date of Birth:
March 28, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Artist / Illustrator
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
England
Date of Enlistment:
November 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
6 Feet 3 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded at the Battle of Delville Wood
Date of Death:
July 3, 1924
Age at Death:
38
Buried at:
Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Plot:
X (Oteen Veterans)
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private British Infantry 23rd Battalion (First Sportsman's) Royal Fusiliers
Private Army Service Corps Army Service Corps
Private Royal Fusiliers 30th (Reserve) Battalion
Images
Mackain - Artwork
Mackain - Artwork

He worked his way to England at the start of the war, where he joined the British Army.

Birth also listed as March 29 1887 (incorrectly)

Produced an illustrated letter and many sets of postcards for soldiers, much of which was published.

Death Place: Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina (Oteen Veterans Hospital)

Website: http://fmsketches.blogspot.com