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Duncan Sayre MacInnes

In memory of:

Brigadier General Duncan Sayre MacInnes

May 23, 1918
France

Military Service


Age:

48

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Engineers

Division:

Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon

Citation(s):

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George and The Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia), Officer of The Legion of Honour (France).

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1870
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. Husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey.

Commemorated on Page 590 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XXVIII. L. 2.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Duncan Sayre MacInnes– Brigadier General Duncan Sayre MacInnes
  • Memoir of Duncan Sayre MacInnes– Cover photograph in the Memoir of Brigadier General Duncan Sayre MacInnes
  • Memoir of Duncan Sayre MacInnes (page 1)
  • Memoir of Duncan Sayre MacInnes (page 2)
  • Memoir of Duncan Sayre MacInnes (page 3)
  • Memoir of Duncan Sayre MacInnes (page 4)
  • Memoir of Duncan Sayre MacInnes (page 5)
  • Covering Letter
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • War Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
236 BGen Duncan Sayre Macinnes CMG DSO (RMC 1885) was the son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was the husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey. He served with the Royal Engineers, Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; the Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia); and Officer of The Legion of Honour (France). He died on 23 May 1918. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
236 BGen Duncan Sayre Macinnes CMG DSO (RMC 1885) was the son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was the husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey. He served with the Royal Engineers, Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; the Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia); and Officer of The Legion of Honour (France). He died on 23 May 1918. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
236 BGen Duncan Sayre Macinnes CMG DSO (RMC 1885) was the son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was the husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey. He served with the Royal Engineers, Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; the Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia); and Officer of The Legion of Honour (France). He died on 23 May 1918. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Duncan Sayre Memorial Scholarship– The Duncan Sayre MacInnes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the Fourth Year cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada who is considered the most deserving of those who accept a regular commission in the military occupation of Aerospace Controller, Navigator, or Pilot by reason of academic standing, character, and proficiency in classification training. This award was first instituted in 1951 by Colonel C.S. MacInnes in memory of his brother the late Brigadier-General Duncan Sayre MacInnes, CMG, DSO, Royal Engineers, who graduated with honours from RMC in 1897. 

236 BGen Duncan Sayre Macinnes CMG DSO (RMC 1885-7) was the son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was the husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey. He served with the Royal Engineers, Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; the Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia); and Officer of The Legion of Honour (France). He died on 23 May 1918. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Grave marker– 236 BGen Duncan Sayre Macinnes CMG DSO (RMC 1885) was the son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was the husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey. He served with the Royal Engineers, Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; the Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia); and Officer of The Legion of Honour (France). He died of accidental injuries on 23 May 1918. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. The Duncan Sayre MacInnes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the Fourth Year cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada who is considered the most deserving of those who accept a regular commission in the military occupation of Aerospace Controller, Navigator, or Pilot by reason of academic standing, character, and proficiency in classification training. This award was first instituted in 1951 by Colonel C.S. MacInnes in memory of his brother the late Brigadier-General Duncan Sayre MacInnes, CMG,DSO, Royal Engineers, who graduated with honours from RMC in 1897.
  • Badge– 236 BGen Duncan Sayre Macinnes CMG DSO (RMC 1885) was the son of Hon. Donald MacInnes and Mary Amelia (nee Robinson), his wife, of Hamilton, Ontario. He was the husband of Millicent Wolferstan MacInnes, of The Ridge, Camberley, Surrey. He served with the Royal Engineers, Inspector of Mines, G.H.Q., 1st Echelon. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; the Distinguished Service Order. Order of St. Stanislas, 1st Class (Russia); and Officer of The Legion of Honour (France). He died of accidental injuries on 23 May 1918. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. The Duncan Sayre MacInnes Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the Fourth Year cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada who is considered the most deserving of those who accept a regular commission in the military occupation of Aerospace Controller, Navigator, or Pilot by reason of academic standing, character, and proficiency in classification training. This award was first instituted in 1951 by Colonel C.S. MacInnes in memory of his brother the late Brigadier-General Duncan Sayre MacInnes, CMG,DSO, Royal Engineers, who graduated with honours from RMC in 1897.
  • Memorial Stairway– Brigadier General Duncan Sayre Macinnes DSO, CMG died on May 23, 1918. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1891, winning the sword of honour in 1891 and the Governor-General gold medal. He is remembered at RMC on the Memorial Arch, and the memorial stairwell.
  • Memorial Arch– Brigadier General Duncan Sayre Macinnes DSO, CMG died on May 23, 1918. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1891, winning the sword of honour in 1891 and the Governor-General gold medal. He is remembered at RMC on the Memorial Arch, and the memorial stairwell.

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