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Donald George MacPhail

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1864-04-23
Place of birth: Perth, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Louise B. MacPhail, wife. Cayuga, Ontario
Marital status: married
Occupation (attested): Clergyman
Address: Cayuga, Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

Honorary Captain, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Chaplain Service (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Commemoration location: Memorial at Perth and District Collegiate Institute, Perth. Ontario

Images

Capt. (Rev.) Donald MacPhail, Chaplain to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders
Capt. (Rev.) Donald MacPhail, Chaplain to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders
Memorial plaque for George MacPhail
Memorial plaque for George MacPhail

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 325644
LAC ID: 134643
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B7168-S039
Uploader's Notes: Son of Donald MacPhail and Christina MacPhail; 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.
Uploader's Research notes: Son of Donald MacPhail and Christina MacPhail; 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2020-11-02