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Gordon David McNair

In memory of:

Private Gordon David McNair

November 6, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

793488

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)

Division:

26th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 17, 1898
River Louison, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

January 19, 1916
Campbellton, New Brunswick

Commemorated on Page 287 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:

XXXV. E. 7.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorabilia– My father, Maj. A.G. MacIsaac RCA, put this all together in this frame. Gordon actually lied about his age. He was born in 1900. It has the Widow's Penny and his mother's Silver Cross. If you wish, contact my father. He's 89, sharp as a tack, and has ALL the details of how he was killed in action from Gordon's best friend who was with him when he was killed, and lived to make it home and tell the family what happened. Thanks Uncle Gordon, for giving your life for a wretch like me.
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