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Donald George MacPhail

In memory of:

Honourary Captain Donald George MacPhail

June 27, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Army Chaplains Department

Additional Information

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

Commemorated on Page 464 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Finistere, France

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The Ile D'Ouessant is an island off the west coast of Brittany, which can be reached by boat from Brest or Le Conquet. Lampaul is the main village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– The Chaplain is a casualty of HMHS Llandovery Castle, torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine SM U-86 on 27 June 1918, whose body was found near Ouessant Island (France) on September 1st, and buried  in Ouessant's Lampaul communal cemetery
By courtesy of breizh820, France.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– Capt. (Rev.) Donald George Macphail died as a result of the sinking of the Llandovery Castle hospital ship.
  • War Memorial– Memorial at Perth and District Collegiate Institute in honour of former students who participated in the Great War.
  • Newspaper Clipping 3– An article clipped from the Kingston Whig Standard found in the file for Rev. Donald MacPhail at the Queen's University Archives.
  • Newspaper Clipping 4
  • Photo of Donald MacPhail
  • War Diary– "From the war diaries of the Canadian Chaplain Services, July 1918"
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Beechwood National Military Cemetery
Hall of Colours
Military Chaplains stained glass window

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