CEF Soldier Detail

Brigadier General Andrew George Latta McNaughton
Died: July 11, 1966

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Artillery
Battalion:
Canadian Corps Heavy Artillery
Company:
Place of Birth:
Moosomin, Saskatchewan
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mabel S. McNaughton, wife. c/o Royal Trust Company, Montreal, Quebec
Address at Enlistment:
Camp Valcartier
Date of Birth:
February 25, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Electrical Engineer
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Quebec City, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 26, 1914
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
4 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded February 15, 1918
Date of Death:
July 11, 1966
Age at Death:
79
Buried at:
Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario
Plot:
Sec. 53, Lot 21S
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box r7142 - 18
Research Notes

At the time of birth, Saskatchawan was considered part of the North West Territories. Died: Montebello (Quebec) July 11, 1966 Married Mabel Weir 17 September 1914 while at Valcartier.

McNaughton's satchel is part of the collection of the Canadian War Museum.  Image. 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Brigadier General Canadian Artillery Canadian Corps Heavy Artillery
Major Canadian Field Artillery 7th Battery
Major Canadian Field Artillery 4th Battery
Husband of Mabel S. McNaughton (nee Weir) married September 17, 1917

Graduate of McGill University, McNaughton attracted attention and won steady advancement largely on the basis of his organizational skills and application of scientific principles to techniques such as sound ranging and barrage fire. Twice wounded, three times Mentioned in Despatches, by war's end he had been awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and was a Brigadier General. On 1 January 1929 McNaughton is a Major General and Chief of the Canadian General Staff.
Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_McNaughton
Commanded the Canadian Corp in the second World War:

General Officer Commanding First Canadian Infantry Division from 1939 to 1940, First Canadian Corps from 1940 to 1942, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief First Canadian Army from 1942 to 1943, Minister of Defence from 1944 to 1945. Andrew McNaughton graduated in physics and engineering from McGill University in Montreal (B.S., 1910, M.S., 1912). Enlisted in the Militia and promoted a Provisional Lieutenant on 4 May 1909, then on 22 September 1914, to the 4th (7th) Battery as a Major of the Canadian Expeditionary  Force in the Field Artillery. Applying his scientific knowledge to artillery, he is rapidly promoted and on 10 Nov 1918 , he is a Brigadier General  Royal Artillery ( Heavy) Canadian  Corps France. Principle architect for the Artillery barrage that made Vimy Ridge a success. Almost discharged from the CEF in 1915 for cutting down trees on Salisbury Plain to provide footing for horses (but depriving the local fox of cover).
 
General Andrew George Latta McNaughton CH CB CMG DSO PC (25 Feb 1887-11 July 1966) was a Canadian Scientist Army Officer Gunner Cabinet Minister and Diplomat who died at age 78 and is buried in Beechwood Cemetery Ottawa Sec 53 Lot 21S