Veterans of WWI (K-M)

Private Edison Mallett
Born October 19, 1897
Cornwall
Parents: Henry Mallett

Prior to enlisting, Edison was single and working on his father farm on the Cornwall Road. He volunteered with the 105th Overseas Battalion on November 12, 1915. He was nineteen (19). His service number was 712136. He was 5’4½” tall with blue eyes and dark brown hair.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Frank McAdam
Born December 7, 1888
North River
Parents: James McAdam

Frank McAdam was not living in Prince Edward Island when he enlisted with the 31st Battalion. He was single and working as a carpenter in Alberta. Frank McAdam signed up in Calgary, Alberta at the age of twenty-six (26). He was assigned service number 79749 on November 24, 1914. He had been active in the militia, serving with the 103rd Regiment H Company for two years. He was 5’ 8” tall, had grey eyes and dark brown hair. Frank was wounded while serving his country.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

John (Jack) McAdam
Born June 15, 1892
North River

Another son of Frank McAdam of North River, Jack volunteered on December 10, 1915 at the age of twenty-three (23). His service number was 204241 and he enlisted in Strassburg, Saskatchewan signing with the 96th Overseas Battalion (Canadian Highlanders). Jack was wounded during the conflict.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Captain Charles Waite McArthur MM
Born September 2, 1894
Cornwall

Born in Leadville, Colorado in the United States, Charles moved to Cornwall with his widowed mother. When he volunteered, he was married and working as a farmer. He was active in the Militia – the 36th P.E.I. Light Horse and joined the 3rd Canadian Expeditionary Force Light Horse. Charles MacArthur was already a Lieutenant when he signed the Officer’s Declaration Paper on February 19, 1919. He signed up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and his service number was 111296. Charles served with the 6th Detachment of the Canadian Garrison Regiment CEF. He was wounded twice and was awarded the Military Medal.
When he returned from the war, Charles MacArthur joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He later served as Chief of Police in Charlottetown until 1963. Charles was married to Hilda. They had no children. He was brother to Daniel and Frank.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Lieutenant Daniel James McArthur
Born October 22, 1893

A brother of Charles MacArthur, Daniel was also born in Leadville, Colorado. He worked as a teacher and was single when he enlisted. He volunteered on December 1, 1918 in Halifax, N.S., service number 1274596. Daniel served World War I in Halifax and earned his Sergeant’s stripes. He also served in the Veterans Guard during the Second World War, serving as Educational Officer at No. 1 W.D.C.S. Grossile, Quebec and as Lieutenant at Beach Grove Camp. Daniel married Esther Maud Godfrey (1898-1979) and they had four children: Bernice and Charles who were twins, Douglas (who died at age 14) and Bessie.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Lieutenant Colonel Leo F. McDonald
Cornwall
Parents: George and Isabel (Leonard) McDonald

Leo McDonald joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. The Corp later became the Royal Air Force in 1918. He served at Camp Borden (Ontario) until Armistice. Leo continued in the military working up to the rank of Captain. He volunteered for active service in World War II, remaining on duty until the end of the conflict. Leo’s brothers were George and Leonard McDonald.

*No attestation papers have been found for Lieut. Col. Leo F. McDonald

 

Sergeant Archie McEachern
Cornwall

Although not born in the Cornwall area, Sergeant McEachern moved to the area around 1939. After the conflict ended, he worked for the railway at the railway shop on Charlottetown’s waterfront. His children included Billy, Marion, and Frances.

*Attestation papers for Archie McEachern cannot be pin-pointed due to lack of information

 

Captain Andrew Campbell McEachern MC
Born October 28, 1893
York Point
Parents: Daniel McEachern

Andrew McEachern worked as a steamfitter in western Canada when he enlisted. He signed up in Calgary, Alberta on January 2, 1915 at the age of twenty-one (21). His Attestation Records indicated his activity in the 103rd Calgary Rifles Militia. He was assigned service number 435082. While serving with the 2nd Heavy Battery Artillery C.E.F. at Vimy Ridge, Captain McEachern was severely wounded. Injured by a bullet, McEachern lived the rest of his life with a permanent hole in his jaw. Awarded the Military Cross at Vimy Ridge, his citation read “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion - before reaching the first objective in an attack he saw about 100 of the enemy approaching to counter-attack. He rushed across the open to where a Lewis gun was lying, brought it into action, and drove off the enemy with heavy casualties.” (The Island Patriot, December 19, 1918, p.1) After the war, Andy married Marion Weatherbie and had two sons, John and Andrew. He resided in Charlottetown.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Private Norton McEachern
Born February 21, 1896
York Point
Parents: Daniel McEachern

Norton McEachern volunteered in Charlottetown with the 105th Overseas Battalion on November 11, 1915. He was 19 years of age. His service number was 712194. He was active in the 82nd Regiment Militia prior to volunteering. As a young man, he was 5’9” tall with grey eyes and brown hair.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Private Harry. H. McGregor
Born November 9, 1896
Cornwall
Parents: Mrs. Flora McGregor

Private McGregor volunteered with the 105th Overseas Battalion on January 5, 1916 at the age of nineteen (19). Before enlisting, he was active in the 82nd Regiment Militia. His service number was 712567. When he enlisted, McGregor was 5’6½” with grey eyes and dark hair. Private McGregor came from a large family. Only three of his siblings’ names are known: Fred, Pensey and Robert. After the war, the family moved to the United States.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

 

Private Percy Blair Moreside
Born May 11, 1896
North River
Parents: John and Fanny Moreside

Private Moreside was single and working as a blacksmith when he volunteered for service. He was active in the 82nd Regiment Militia. Moreside enlisted on December 15, 1915 in Charlottetown at the age of nineteen (19). He volunteered for the 105th Battalion and received the service number of 712277. He was 5’ 9” tall with violet eyes and brown hair. Following the war, he moved to Charlottetown where he started and ran Proud and Moreside Foundry. He married twice. His second marriage was to Winnie MacLean. There were no children from the union. His brothers were Lloyd, Jack and Fulton.

*His attestation papers can be viewed by clicking here

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