CEF Soldier Detail

Chaplain Donald George MacPhail
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Chaplain Service
Battalion:
72nd Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Perth, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Louise B. MacPhail, Wife, Cayuga, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Cayuga, Ontario
Date of Birth:
April 23, 1864
Trade or Calling:
Clergyman
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date of Enlistment:
April 26, 1916
Age at enlistment:
52
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Date of Death:
June 27, 1918
Age at Death:
54
Buried at:
Lampaul Churchyard, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
Memorial at Perth and District Collegiate Institute, Perth. Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 7168 - 39
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

72nd Battalion Nominal Roll

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Chaplain Canadian Chaplain Service 72nd Battalion
Images
Memorial plaque for George MacPhail
Capt. (Rev.) Donald MacPhail, Chaplain to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders

Son of Donald and Christina MacPhail, of Perth, Ontario. Husband of Louisa B. MacPhail, of 35, King St. West, Kingston, Ontario.

Capt. (Rev.) MacPhail's photo appeared in the Toronto Evening Telegram (see attached) on July 5th, 1918.  His trip on the Llandovery Castle was described as his first return trip.  He had worked as a Presbyterian minister at Cayuga (Ont.), and went overseas in 1916 as chaplain to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders.