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John MacAulay

In memory of:

Private John MacAulay

December 18, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

432065

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

49th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 29, 1881
Inverness, Scotland

Enlistment:

January 4, 1915
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Donald and Flora MacAulay, of Hacklet Benecula, Inverness-shire. Brother of Archie MacAulay. He listed his occupation as labourer and stated he was single. He stated he had former militia service.

Commemorated on Page 122 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. J. 26.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John MacAulay
  • Photo of JOHN MACAULAY– 49th Battalion Pipes and Drums including John  MacAulay (top left). From the Loyal Edmonton Regimental magazine the Fortyniner.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper
  • Reverse of Post Card
  • Death Penny– "Dead man's Penny" for John MacAulay.  It reads "He Died for Freedom and Honour"
  • War Memorial– Image of Memorial Cairn bearing Private MacAulay's name, located beside the A865 road East of the town of Griminis, on the Island of Benbecula, Outer Hebridies, Scotland.
  • Dedication Panel– Image of Memorial Cairn bearing Private MacAulay's name, located beside the A865 road East of the town of Griminis, on the Island of Benbecula, Outer Hebridies, Scotland.
  • Inscription– Image of Memorial Cairn bearing Private MacAulay's name, located beside the A865 road East of the town of Griminis, on the Island of Benbecula, Outer Hebridies, Scotland.
  • Inscription– Image of Memorial Cairn bearing Private MacAulay's name, located beside the A865 road East of the town of Griminis, on the Island of Benbecula, Outer Hebridies, Scotland.

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