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Malcolm Archibald McKechnie

In memory of:

Captain Malcolm Archibald McKechnie

August 8, 1918
Amiens, France

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Division:

6th Field Amb

Citation(s):

Military Cross (London Gazette 30997, dated 7 November 1918)

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked with untiring perseverance in evacuating the wounded from the field of action, under heavy fire, until he was seriously wounded himself. It was largely due to his efforts and self-sacrifice that the casualties were so successfully and rapidly evacuated from the area.

Additional Information


Born:

January 11, 1889
Gillies Hill, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 8, 1916
Camp Hughes, Manitoba

Son of Donald McKechnie and Barbara Munn, of Walkerton, Bruce, Ontario. He was the doctor of the 179th Battalion, from his enrolment until the unit’s arrival in England in October 1916. He served at the front, from March 1917 until he died, with the 6th Canadian Field Ambulance.

Commemorated on Page 460 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. A. 6.

Location:

Vignacourt is a village in the Department of the Somme on the west of the road from Amiens to Doullens. The VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is on the road to Fleselles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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