Chapter 15 – Lest We Forget:

CHAPTER 15 – LEST WE FORGET

Poem by Rudyard Kipling – 1890

I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,

The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”

The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,

I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:

O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;

But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,

The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,

O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

 

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,

They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;

They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,

But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;

But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,

The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,

O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

 

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep

Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;

An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit

Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.

Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”

But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,

The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,

O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

 

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,

But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;

An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,

Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;

While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,

But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,

There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,

O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

 

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:

We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.

Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face

The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”

But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;

An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;

An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

When I started researching the McCutcheons a few years ago, I repeatedly kept finding historical records of their participation in various wars on both sides of the CANADIAN-US border and I kept a file of these records.  I have now compiled a list (definitely incomplete) of men who actively served in wars and many of them who died while in the service of their country.  All of the people mentioned in the following pages are a direct blood line to a McCutcheon – male or female.

The first war that Canada as a nation actively participate in was the Boer War, albeit on a small scale.  7000 Canadians volunteered, with 277 deaths and 252 wounded.

During World War I, 650,000 men were mobilized, 67,000 Canadians  killed in action, another 173,000 wounded and many taken prisoner of war.  These statistics are only a general guideline as there will never be an accurate tally of lost and injured men.  The battles of the war undermined record keeping.

During World War II, Canada enlisted more than 1,000,000 men and women – almost 10 % of the population.  (The population of Canada then being 11,000,000).   The death figure for soldiers killed during World War II vary, but I will use the figure of 42,000 Canadians who died during this war.

The Korean War saw 26,791 Canadians serving with 516 fatalities.

I have also included another category at the end of this narrative called “Veterans of Peace”.  As Canadians and Americans,  we are committed more to peaceful measures than war and there are thousands of Canadians and Americans who have served and are still serving and dying  for peace.  There will be McCutcheons in this category.

Canada’s Military has always been volunteer based.  However, towards the end of both World Wars, the Canadian Military started facing shortages of fighting soldiers on the front lines and “Conscription” as it was called in Canada, became necessary to replenish the losses.  Consequently,  on 29 August 1917, the Military Service Act became law, making military service  compulsory for all men between the ages of 20 and 35.  During WW I, this made 405,000 men eligible for military service.  However, only about 25,000 of these men made the front line.

During WW II, critical shortages towards the end of 1944 again forced the Conscription issue. However, only 2,463 men made it to the front lines, with 79 of those losing their lives.

In the US, conscription officially ended in 1973 but is still colloquially referred to “the Draft”.

In 2002, Irish reporter Kevin Myers wrote:

“Canada’s purely voluntary contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the greatest of any democracy.  The great Allied victories of 1918 were spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in the entire British order of Battle.”

Again, in the words of Kevin Myers:

“The Canadian Navy began the war [WW II] with a half dozen vessels and ended up policing half of the Atlantic against U-Boat attack.  More than 120 Canadian Warships participated in the Normandy landings, during which 15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone.  Canada finished the war with the third largest navy and the fourth largest air force in the world.”

A.    AMERICAN CIVIL WAR – 1861 – 1865:    

  1. McCutcheon, Hugh Robert “HR”:  Through folklore passed down from generation to generation, the story has been related that “HR”, along with his father-in-law, Andrew Lamott, was a Soldier of Fortune during the American Civil War and that he fought for the Union.  This has still yet to be verified through historical records. He was the youngest son of Hugh McCutcheon (1795-1861) and Mary Stuart.

 A.    BOER WAR – 1899 -1902: 

            No McCutcheons died during this war.

B.    WORLD WAR I –  1914-1918: 

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1         Allen, Harold Thomas:  Drafted on 22 May 1918 in Calgary, AB;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 3212004;  son of Thomas Allen and Elizabeth McCutcheon (1860-?)

2         Armstrong, Milton Coulten: Enlisted on 17 January 1916 in Edmonton, AB; Canadian Military; Regiment #624408; son of William Armstrong and Charlotte McCutcheon (1876-1955).

3         Armstrong, Victor Elgin:   Enlisted on 5 February 1916 in Edmonton, AB; Canadian Military;  Regiment # 904032;  son of Robert Armstrong and Isabella McCutcheon (1853-1927).

4         Batten, John W:  Drafted on 12 September 1918 in Detroit, MI; US Military;  husband of Maude Mary Caswell McCutcheon.

5         Boynton, Wilbur Ethelbert; Drafted US Military twice;  1st 12th September 1918 in De Kalb, IL; 2nd in 1942 in Illinois; son of Oscar Charles Boynton and Agnes McCutcheon (1855-1889) 

6         Brock, Ewart:  Enlisted on 18 September 1917 in Toronto, ON.  Canadian Military; Regiment # 2498619; husband of Alice Louise Walker who was the grand-daughter of Richard Hamilton and Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1841-1917).

7         Currie, Archibald J: (Brother # 1 of 2);  Drafted US Military on the 5th June 1917 in Harbour Beach, MI;  son of Gilbert Currie and Eleanor Jane McCutcheon (1855-1942).

8         Currie, Roy Gilbert: (Brother # 2 of 2);  Drafted US Military on the 5th June 1917 in Neosho, KS;  son of Gilbert Currie and Eleanor Jane McCutcheon (1855-1942).

9         Davidson, Charles:      Enlisted 27th March 1916 in Saskatoon, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment # 871792; son of George Davidson and Mary Elizabeth McCutcheon (1847-1890).

10.     Denham, Albert Lawrence: Enlisted 7th March 1916 Canadian Military; declared medically unfit in the 30th June 1916 in Winnipeg, MB; son of Mary McCutcheon (1865-1916) and Thomas Alfred Denham.

11.      Ellison, Lawrence Clifford:       Drafted on the 27th May 1918 in Toronto, ON; Canadian Military; # 3060104; son of William Thomas Ellison (son of William James Ellison and Agnes McCutcheon) and Hortensie Cross.

12.      Facknie, Alexander Harold:     DRAFTED 18th June 1918 in Regina, SK: Canadian Military; Regiment # 3352566; son of john Facknie and Mary Selena Smith (daughter of Robert Smith and Agnes McCutcheon (1851-1932).

13.     Felker, John Wesley “Jack”:  Enlisted 21 June 1916 in Toronto, ON; Canadian Military:  Regiment # 1024162; husband of Jennie Walker who was the grand-daughter of Richard Hamilton and Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1841 – 1917).

14.     Fielding, Chester Barton:  (Brother #1 of 4)  Drafted 25 January 1918 in Kittitas, WA;  Private in the US Army; Roll # 1991653; son of Henry Fielding and Laura.  (Henry was the son of Thomas Fielding and Margaret McCutcheon (1832-1921).  Buried in the Willamette National Cemetery.

15.    Fielding, Clarence Ward;  (Brother #2 of 4)  Drafted 25 January 1918 in Kittitas, WA;  US Military; son of Henry Fielding and Laura.  (Henry is the son of Thomas Fielding and Margaret McCutcheon (1832-1921).

16.    Fielding, Claude Lester;  (Brother #3 of 4)  Drafted 5 June 1918 in Kittitas, WA;  US Military;  son of Henry Fielding and Laura.  (Henry is the son of Thomas Fielding and Margaret McCutcheon (1832-1921).

17.    Fielding, Melvin:  (Brother #4 of 4)  Drafted 5 June 1917 in Portland, OR;  US Military; Service #1852139; son of Henry Fielding and Laura.  (Henry is the son of Thomas Fielding and Margaret McCutcheon (1832-1921).

18.    Gies, Alexander G:  Drafted on 12 September 1918 in Port Angeles, WA;  US Military; Service #1991535;  husband of Mary Evelyn Noble (her parents were James Noble and Mary Jane McCutcheon (1865-1920).

19.    Gilpen, William J;  Enlisted 12 May 1915 in Edmonton, AB;  Regiment # 433208;  Canadian Army 49th Battalion;  died 8 September 1921 as an aftermath of WW I;  son of George Gilpen and Grace Ann Free (daughter of Solomon Free and Mary Elizabeth McCutcheon (1847-1890).

20.    Hammill, John Milton:  Drafted on 17 October 1918 in Guelph, ON;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 335341;  son of John Hammill and Agnes McCutcheon (1872-1983).

21.    Kindseth, Graham:  Drafted US Military on the 5th June 1917 in Arizona.  Husband of Edith Amanda McCutcheon.

22.    Laidlaw, Casper:  (Brother 1 of 3 – this family had 6 sons) Drafted on 12 September 1918 in Davenport, Cass, ND; US Military; Service # 1819406; Son of Peter Laidlaw and Caroline Arvanson.  Casper and Royal Victor are 1/2 brothers to Robert Clarence.

23.    Laidlaw, Robert Clarence Percy:  (Brother 2 of 3 – this family had 6 sons) Enlisted on 9 January 1918 in Winnipeg, MB; Canadian Military; Regiment # 2379553; Son of Peter Laidlaw and Hannah McCutcheon (1859-1894 – Hannah died in Davenport, Cass, ND)  Casper and Royal Victor are 1/2 brothers to Robert Clarence.

24.    Laidlaw, Royal Victor:  (Brother 3 of 3 – this family had 6 sons) Drafted on 4 September 1918 in Davenport, Cass, ND; US Military; Service # 1819406; Son of Peter Laidlaw and Caroline Arvason. Casper and Royal Victor are 1/2 brothers to Robert Clarence.

25.    Little, Frank Clifton:  (Brother 1 of 2 – this family had 4 sons) Enlisted on 1 February 1915 in Saskatoon, SK; Canadian Military; Frank had already served in the active militia, the 105th Fusiliers, for 4 years.  He was also a law student;  parents were Albert E Little (son of Robert Dee Little and Ann E McCutcheon (1827-1883) and Isabella Moore.

26.    Little, William Dee:  (Brother 2 of 2 – this family had 4 sons) Drafted on 1 September 1918 in Detroit, MI; US military # 2023957; parents were Albert E Little (son of Robert Dee Little and Ann E McCutcheon (1827-1883) and Isabella Moore.

27.    MacMillian, William Duncan;  (Brother 1 of 2) Enlisted on 12 March 1915 in Fort Frances, ON;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 438904;  son of William McMillian and Charlotte Free (daughter of Solomon Free and Mary Elizabeth McCutcheon (1847-1890).

28.  MacMillian, Donald Elmer ;  (Brother 2 of 2) Enlisted on 15 May 1918 in Winnipeg, MB;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 2504056;  son of William McMillian and Charlotte Free (daughter of Solomon Free and Mary Elizabeth McCutcheon (1847-1890).

29.    Marshall, Henry Glenford:  (Brother #1 of 2) Enlisted 17 January 1916 in Bellville, ON;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 220384;  son of John Marshall and Margaret McCutcheon (1861-1938).

30.    Marshall, William James:  (Brother #2 of 2) Drafted on 6 October 16917 in Toronto, ON; Canadian Military; Regiment #3235519; son of John Marshall and Margaret McCutcheon (1861-1938).

31.    McCormick, William Charles:   was drafted into the US Military on the 5th June 1917 at the age of 23 years.  On his registration card his occupation was noted as: Physician and Surgeon; son of Charles J McCormick and Sarah McCutcheon (1860-1914).

32.     McCutcheon, Austin Allen:  Drafted on 2 September 1918 in Detroit, MI; US military # 2032416; son of Robert Potter McCutcheon (1855-1888) and Ann Allen.

33.     McCutcheon, Carl Palmer;  (Brother #1 of 4- this family only had four sons and all of them served);  Enlisted in March 1914 in Saskatoon, SK;  Canadian Military; he belonged to the active  Militia – #105th Saskatchewan Fusliers;  Enlisted on 22 September 1914; Regiment # 21739; son of David McCutcheon (1863-1949) and Charlotte Ann Aberdeen.

34.     McCutcheon, Cecil Avondale;  (Brother #2 of 4);  Enlisted on 6 March 1916 in Saskatoon, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment # 474103; son of David McCutcheon (1863-1949) and Charlotte Ann Aberdeen.

35.     McCutcheon, Frederick David;  (Brother #3 of 4);  Enlisted on 27 October 1917 in Saskatoon, SK;  Canadian Military; Regiment # 260144; son of David McCutcheon (1863-1949) and Charlotte Ann Aberdeen.

36.     McCutcheon, Roy Aberdeen; (Brother #4 of 4); Enlisted in March in Saskatoon, SK; first served on the active militia; Enlisted on 26 September 1914 in Val Cartier, Quebec; Canadian Military; Infantry Manitoba Regiment # 21726; Roy was Killed in Action in France at the age of 17 and was buried at the Vimy Memorial Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France; son of David McCutcheon (1863-1949) and Charlotte Ann Aberdeen.

37.     McCutcheon, Clarence:  (Brother #1 of 3 – this family had a total of 7 sons); Enlisted on 12 April 1916 in Creemore, ON; Canadian Military; Regiment # 643029; son of David McCutcheon (1851-1941) and Flora Armstrong.

38.     McCutcheon, James Alexander:  (Brother #2 of 3 ); Enlisted on 18 March 1916 in Collingwood, ON; Canadian Military; Regiment # 643030; son of David McCutcheon (1851-1941) and Flora Armstrong.

39.     McCutcheon, Samuel Charles:  (Brother #3 of 3); Enlisted on 30 December 1915 in Regina, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment # 105684; son of David McCutcheon (1851-1941) and Flora Armstrong.

40.     McCutcheon, Clarence Melford Seymour:  (Brother #1 of 4 – this family had 7 sons); Drafted twice – both World Wars: First on 5 June 1917 in Great Falls, MO; US Military Service #1684106.  Second circa 1942 in Portland, OR Service #31887-8016870; Son of Samuel McCutcheon (1846-1933) and Emily Mary McCutcheon (1853-1934).

41.     McCutcheon, David S:  (Brother #2 of 4 – this family had 7 sons); Drafted US Military; on the 12th September 1918 in Denver, CO; Son of Samuel McCutcheon (1846-1933) and Emily Mary McCutcheon (1853-1934).

42.     McCutcheon, Gordon Duglas Hector Melburne:  (Brother #3 of 4 – this family had 7 sons); Drafted on 5 June 1917 in Cascade, MO; US Military Service #1684106; Son of Samuel McCutcheon (1846-1933) and Emily Mary McCutcheon (1853-1934).

43.     McCutcheon, Joseph Herbert Milton :  (Brother #4 of 4 – this family had 7 sons); Drafted on 12 September 1918 in Buffalo, NY; US Military Service #1712240;Son of Samuel McCutcheon (1846-1933) and Emily Mary McCutcheon (1853-1934).

44.     McCutcheon, Floyd Oscar; (Brother #1 of 4 – this family had 8 sons); Enlisted on 21 October 1915 in Lacombe, AB; Canadian Military; Regiment # 101418; in an autobiography published by his niece, Floyd returned from WW I shell-shocked and never fully recovered – this might explain the court martial that the army charged against him in 1916 (Series 8, File 849, M-53247).  He was a driver in Unit CETD; son of John Thomas McCutcheon (1847-1929) and Pricilla Sarah Smyth.

45.     McCutcheon, Robert James;  (Brother #2 of 4 – this family had 8 sons); Drafted  on 12 September 1918 in Oregon;  US Military;  Robert “Bob” owned an orchard in Yakima, Washington before the war;  son of John Thomas McCutcheon (1847 – 1929) and Pricilla Sarah Smyth.

46.     McCutcheon, Thomas Henry;  (Brother #3 of 4 – this family had 8 sons); Enlisted on 2 March 1916 in Lacombe, AB;  Canadian Military; Regiment # 101418; Thomas had extensive real estate holdings in Bellview, Washington but lost it all while he was overseas; son of John Thomas McCutcheon (1847 -?) and Pricilla Sarah Smyth.

47.     McCutcheon, Walter Frederick;  (Brother #4 of 4 – this family had 8 sons); Enlisted  on 29 March 1916 in Lacombe, AB;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 625595;  son of John Thomas McCutcheon (1847 –    ) and Pricilla Sarah Smyth.

48.     McCutcheon, Foy Beckett:  Drafted on 20 May 1918 in Toronto, ON; Canadian military; Regiment # 035850; son of Charles McCutcheon (1853-1939) and Ellen McCutcheon (1859-1952).

49.  McCutcheon, Frederick Oscar: Drafted on the 12th September 1918 in Rogers, Presque Isle, Michigan. US Military; son of William John McCutcheon (1854-1902) and Hannah Yeager. His son, Robert Frederick, was a Private US Army Air Corps WW II.

50.     McCutcheon, George Frederick Wilson; Enlisted; Regiment #1018120; Canadian Army; Infantry; SK Regiment; killed in Action 20 December 1918 age 23 years; buried Cheltenham Cemetery, Glouchestershire, England; Grave A1. 975; son of John and Mary McCutcheon of Lacombe, AB.

51.     McCutcheon, Henry Norman:   Drafted on 5 June 1918 in Appleton, WI; US Military # 1674881; son of Alexander McCutcheon (1867-1937) and Emily McGorgan.

52.     McCutcheon, James Oscar;  (Brother #1 of 2);  was mustered out twice during WW I;  his first stint was in 1916 for 12 months with the O.O.T.C.;  enlisted again on 27 April 1918 in London, ON;  Canadian Military with the C.A.D.C.M. Unit #1 as a Lieutenant;  his occupation was a Dentist; son of Robert McCutcheon (1863-1943) and Rachel Gordon McClinton.

53.     McCutcheon, William Lavern;  (Brother #2 of 2);  Drafted on 11 May 1918 in Hamilton, ON; Canadian Military; Regiment # 3109894;  son of Robert McCutcheon (1863-1943) and Rachel Gordon McClinton.

54.    McCutcheon, Melvin Washington:        (Brother #1 of 2) Drafted on 4 September 1918 in Guelph, ON; Canadian military; Regiment # 3139983;  son of William McCutcheon (1861-1945) and Isabella Loree.  Melvin never married.

55.     McCutcheon, William Albert:    (Brother #2 of 2) Drafted on 12 November 1917 in Guelph, ON;  William was a General;  he was living at the Homewood Sanatorium Guelph at the time;  Canadian military; Regiment # 335209;  son of William McCutcheon (1861-1945) and Isabella Loree.  William never married.

56.     McCutcheon, Robert Andrew; (Brother #1 of 2 – his younger brother, Elmer served in WW II) Drafted on 1 October 1917 in Winnipeg, MB; Canadian Military; Regiment # 3349139; Robert was an “apprehended defaulter 1.10.16”, was picked up and then recruited on 1 November 1917; his son, William H McCutcheon served in WW II; son of Andrew McCutcheon (1862-1954) and Lillian Simpkin.

57.     McCutcheon, Robert Fulton:  Drafted in Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan on 12 September 1918P US Military Service #1675815; son of John McCutcheon (1839-1889) and Hadassah.

58.     McCutcheon, Robert Henry; According to his Canadian WW I registration, he first served in the US Military for 3 years 8 months (1913 – 1916).  Then in January 1916, he Enlisted with the Canadian Military in Winnipeg, MB Regiment # 922323; he was then discharged on 17 April 1916 as “medically unfit”; son of Thomas McCutcheon (1854-1927) and Margaret Jane Pentland.

59.     McCutcheon, Stewart:  Drafted Canadian military on the 18th March, 1918.  Service # 3233077.  Son of William Thomas McCutcheon and Sarah Jane Stewart.

60.    McCutcheon, Stewart:  Drafted US Military on the 12th September 1918 at the age of 40 years; son of James McCutcheon (1851-1922) and Anna Hutchinson.

61.     McCutcheon, Sydney Joseph:  Drafted on 5 June 1917 in Buffalo, NY;  US Military;  his son Ralph Gordon served during WW Ii and whose death appears to have been WW II related, though not killed in action;  son of William McCutcheon (1853-1917) and Elizabeth Atwood.

62.     McCutcheon, Thomas James:  Drafted on 5 June 1917 in Tomahawk, WI;   US Military;   Thomas James appeared to have suffered injuries during the war and lived in a Veteran’s home for the disabled;  son of David McCutcheon (1864-  ) and Margaret Flaherty.

63.     McCutcheon, Wilfred Edgar;  Enlisted on 3 May 1918 in Regina, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment # 2684215; he was in training at that time at the RNWMP Regina; son of William Tanner McCutcheon (1856-1937) and Mary Elizabeth Dorsey.

64.     McCutcheon, Winnifred Dalton:  Re-enlisted on 22 January 1918 in London, ON:  CAMC (Canadian Army Medical Corps);  Nurse;  Her previous service lasted for 15 months at the South Derby War Hospital, Warrington, Lancashire, England;  daughter of Samuel J McCutcheon (1855) and Maria Dalton.

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65.     McDivitt, Bert Smith; (Brother #1 of 2) Enlisted on 11 February 1916 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 648580; son of James McDivitt and Eliza Amelia Parks (daughter of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927).

66.     McDivitt, Carman Lester; (Brother #2 of 2) Enlisted on 28 June 1916 in North Bay, Nipissing, ON;  Canadian Military;  Regiment # 1006499; son of James McDivitt and Eliz Amelia Parks (daughter of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927).

67.     McKee, Clarence Theodore:  (Brother #1 of 4 – this family only had 4 sons) Drafted US Military on 12 September 1915 in Everett, Snohomish, WA; son of John McKee and Sarah McCutcheon (1858-1947).  John McKee’s brother, James Henry Valentine McKee had three sons who also served in WW I (Donald, who was Killed in Action on 26 October 1918, George Everett, and Robert Bruce).  These three young men were nephew’s to the four mentioned brothers, although no blood kin to Sarah McCutcheon.

68.     McKee, Everett W:  (Brother #2 of 4 – this family only had 4 sons) Drafted US Military in June 1917 in Everett, Snohomish, WA; son of John McKee and Sarah McCutcheon (1858-1947).

69.     McKee, Herbert McCutcheon:  (Brother #3 of 4 – this family only had 4 sons) Drafted US Military on 12 September 1918 in Three Lakes, Snohomish, WA;  son of John McKee and Sarah McCutcheon (1858-1947).

70.     McKee, John Milton:  (Brother #4 of 4 – this family only had 4 sons) Drafted US Military on 5 June 1917 in Everett, Snohomish, WA; son of John McKee and Sarah McCutcheon (1858-1947).

71.  McLean, William John Senior:  Drafted twice; first in WW I; on the 7th September 1918; second in WW II; it is probable that he never saw active military duty in either war; son of John McLean and Margaret Ann McCutcheon (1855-1894).

72.     More, Campbell;  Enlisted on 14 February 1917 in Saskatoon, SK;  Regiment # 1051609; husband of Bertha May Parks; (daughter of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927.)

73.     Ogilvie, Robert Alexander;  Enlisted on 7 September 1916 in Vancouver, BC; Canadian Military Regiment #1048950; son of Arthur Ogilvie and Ellen McCutcheon (1853-1933).

74.     Parks, Mathew H;  Enlisted on 25 November 1915 in St. Boniface, MB;  Canadian Military; son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927).

75.     Parks, William Charles;  Drafted on 29 May 1917 in Jefferson, ID;  US Military; son of James Parks (son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927)  and Rebecca Larmore.

76.     Parks, Bruce Campbell:  (Brother # 1 of 3 – this family had 4 sons); Enlisted on 31 May 1916 in Saskatoon, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment # 872025 Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 19th Battalion; Killed in Action in Belgium on 8 November 1917 and is buried at the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial Cemetery in Belgium; son of Charles Parks (son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927) and Elizabeth Campbell).

77.     Parks, James Ernest:  (Brother # 2 of 3 – this family had 4 sons); Enlisted on 19 May 1916 in Kindersley, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment #235068 Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 8th Battalion; Killed in Action in France on 29 September 1918 and is buried at the Haynecourt British Cemetery in Nord, France; son of Charles Parks (son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927) and Elizabeth Campbell).

78.     Parks, Percival John:  (Brother # 3 of 3 – this family had 4 sons); Enlisted on 15 January 1917 in Saskatoon, SK; Canadian Military; Regiment # 1051473;  he is the sole survivor of the three;  son of Charles Parks (son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927) and Elizabeth Campbell).

79.   Scott, Ernest Albert:  Drafted US Military on 12th September 1918 in Ashland, WI; husband of Effie Abigail Fike who was the daughter of Charles Fike (1848-1914) and Agnes McCutcheon (1851-1936).

80.     Smyth, Eardman Alexander:  Enlisted on 6 April 1916 in Creemore, ON;  Canadian Military; Regiment # 853179; son of Robert Smyth and Agnes McCutcheon (1851-1932).

81.     Sparks, George McKinley; Enlisted on 28 March 1917 in Hamilton, ON; Canadian Military; Registration # 663810;  born in Buffalo, New York;  son of Horace Sparks and Elizabeth McCutcheon (1864-1927).

82.     Wark, Dr. David Reinfred: Enlisted on 11 June 1916 in Winnipeg, MB;  Canadian Military;  Unit C. A. M. C.;  Rank of Captain; husband of Ethel Hannah Gertrude McCutcheon (1885-1944).

83.      Warne, James Pirritte:  Enlisted Canadian military: Number 11 C.A.S.C. Service Company. Regiment # 1286109. His total service records: 102nd Regiment 1st March 1916 to 6th August 1917: Railway Service from 7th August 1917 to 29th May 1918; # 19 Company from 29th May 1918 to 31st October 1918. Re-enlisted 1st November, 1918; son of Francis John Warne and Agnes Nancy McCutcheon (1823-?).

84.    Warne, Frank:  Enlisted on the 15th September 1915 in Vernon, BC; 11th Canadian Mounted Rifles; Regiment # 116614; son of James Pirritte Warne and Agnes Alice White.  See his son Rudolph Filmore Warne under Word War II.

85.     Watson, Hugh:   Enlisted on 8 May 1916 in Guelph, ON;  Canadian  Military;  Regiment # 334883;  husband of Clara Isabelle McCutcheon (1893-1937).

86.     Weir, Harry Joseph;  Drafted on 1 June 1918 in Thorndale, ON; Canadian Military; Registration # 727835; son of Joseph Weir and Mary Ann McCutcheon (1857-1937); died 1984 in North Dorchester, Ontario.

C.    WORLD WAR II – 1939-1945: 

Ø  Anderson, Archie Raymond: (1914-1984); Enlisted 23rd July 1942 in Winnipeg, MB; Canadian Army: service # H-101518; Private in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp; served in Canada, United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean, Continental Europe; discharged 7th February 1946; demobilized; Son of William Anderson and Margaret McCutcheon (1879-1953).

Ø  Andrew, Alfred Edwin: (1917-1944 – Brother #1 of 3). Enlisted 1940 in Winnipeg, MB;   Canadian Military – Army; he was a Bombardier with the 6th Canadian Field Regiment; Service # H/59628;  Killed in Action 16 October 1944 in Holland;  Buried at the Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery in Belgium, near the border with Holland; Edwin and Blanche received a check for $500.00 upon Alf’s death.  They never cashed the check. Son of Edwin Arthur Andrew and Blanche D McCutcheon (1895-1979). Alfred Edwin Andrew was killed in action in Holland October 16, 1944 when the artillery gun the six crew members were firing overheated and exploded.  He and two of his crew were killed instantly.  The other three were killed shortly thereafter when the Germans dropped a bomb on them.  Alf was the Bombardier.

Ø  Andrew, Harold Clifford: (Brother #2 of 3)  Enlisted 1940 in Winnipeg, MB;   Canadian Military – Army; RCASC – Royal Canadian Army Service Corps; Harold was part of the British-Canadian forces who liberated the Concentration Camp called Bergen-Belsen 2 weeks after Anne Frank died in a typhus epidemic;  son of Arthur Andrew and Blanche D McCutcheon (1895-1979).

Ø  Armstrong, Leonard Wilson:  Enlisted circa 1943 in Saskatchewan:  Canadian Military; RCAF, Flying Officer; killed in action in France on the 16th March 1945; son of Milton Coulten Armstrong and Mernie Wilson.

Ø  Beam, Clare Herbert:  (Brother # 1 of 4); Enlisted 26th June 1942 in Kalamazoo, MI; US Military – Warrants Officer Branch – Private;  Infantry, Pacific Theater; Father of Robert (Bob) Beam, who served in Vietnam and the brother of Jared Earl Beam, Garth Beam, and Francis Bernard Beam all of whom served in WW11. John Jordan Beam, grandfather, served in the Civil War. Grandson, Richard Alan Beam, served during the Persian Gulf War-Desert Storm and grandson, Robert E. Beam II served during 1993-1997 in the USMC; Son of Frances R Robinson and Harley Earl Beam.

Ø  Beam, Francis Bernard:  (Brother # 2 of 4); Enlisted 29th July 1942 in Kalamazoo, MI; US Army – Warrants Officer Branch – Private; Son of Frances R Robinson and Harley Earl Beam.

Ø  Beam, Garth E:  (Brother # 3 of 4); Enlisted 3rd October 1940 in Detroit, MI.  US Military – Quartermaster Corps, Philippine Department; In service 1941-1945; Africa – fought Rommels troops; Italy; Awards –  EAME Theatre Medal – Good Conduct Medal;  Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Henry Walters Post 2144 of Holland MI; Watervliet High School Class of 1932; Lived in Watervliet, Lawton, and Gobles MI;  Watervliet Superintendent of Public Works from 1947 – 1977;  Son of Frances R Robinson and Harley Earl Beam.

Ø  Beam, Jared Earl:  (Brother # 4 of 4); Enlisted 30th November 1942 in Kalamazoo, MI; US Military – Air Corps; Son of Frances R Robinson and Harley Earl Beam.

Ø  Boynton, Wilbur Ethelbert: Drafted US Military twice;  1st 12th September 1918 in De Kalb, IL; 2nd in 1942 in Illinois; son of Oscar Charles Boynton and Agnes McCutcheon (1855-1889).

Ø  Collyar, Frank Robert: (1921-1990) Enlisted US Army 19th October 1942 for the duration of the war; son of Claude Oren Collyar (1897-1965);>who was son of Myrtle Edna Splane (1873-1943); who was daughter of Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1849-1878).

Ø  Dawkins, Gordon:  Enlisted 28th July 1943 in Belleville, ON.  Regiment # C121870.  Canadian Military; Demonstration Platoon – Weaponry; his Sergeant was Punch Imlach, coach of the Toronto Maple leafs; shot through his right shoulder blade on the 9th March 1944 by a sniper’s bullet near Ghent, Belgium; recuperated for six weeks then was sent back to the front. Husband of Merleen Mildred McCutcheon who was the daughter of Thomas Norman McCutcheon (1890-1979) and Lydia Beatrice Carless (1896-1932).

Ø  Edwards, Samuel McCutcheon “Mac”: Enlisted in the spring of 1940: RCAF: Regiment # R-85519; “Mac” was a mid-gunner on a Lancaster; he was a member of a pathfinder squadron; was taken prisoner of war in 1943 when his “Lanc” went down on a mission over Germany; released from prisoner around V-Day, 1945; Son of Charles Albert Edwards and Isabella McCutcheon. NOTE: This very famous prisoner of war camp called Stalag Luft III was a Luftwaffe-run POW camp for Airmen located about 100 miles south east of Berlin.  It eventually housed almost 11,000 prisoners.  It was at this camp that the famous World War II escape called the “Great Escape” was planned and executed.  Mac Edwards was not amongst the 76 who escaped.  73 of the escapees were caught; to set an example, the Gestapo executed 39 of them.  However, many more prisoners were involved in the planning and the simultaneous digging of the three tunnels, called the Tom, Dick and Harry tunnels.

Mac’s story and pictures can be found in Chapter 11 (William 1818-01891) under B. Samuel Donald.  https://mccutcheonsfromdonaghadee.wordpress.com/about/cover-page-chapter-12/chapter-10-samuel-mccutcheons-son-william-1818-1891/samuel-donald-1849-1929/

Ø  Fielding, Robert Lester: (1924-1970); Enlisted 2nd July 1943 in Seattle, WA; US Army; became an Armor Captain and served in both WW II and the Korean War; son of Claude Lester Fielding>son of Henry James Fielding>son of Margaret McCutcheon (1832-1921).

Ø  Gellatly, David Neal Junior: (1915-1989); Drafted US Army; 3rd February 1942; Immaterial Branch – Warrants officer; he had 4 years of college at time of his enactment; son of Ethel Florence McCutcheon (1885-1950).

Ø  Jackson, Alvin Roy:  Enlisted May 1940 in Trenton, ON;  Canadian Military – RCAF #419 Moose Squadron (Moosa Aswayita);  Killed in Action 26 August 1944 over Russelheim, Germany when the Lancaster Aircraft KB 775 he was in collided mid-air with another Lancaster.  The pilot was thrown clear and the remainder of the crew was killed.  Son of Richard Jackson (whose parents were George Jackson and Ann McCutcheon (1877-1958) and Louisa Clark.

Ø  Laidlaw, Harvey Alan: According to his obituary..”he graduated from Kindred High School in 1941 and entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 serving in the South Pacific on a dry dock. He was honorably discharged in November, 1945..”: He was son of Harvey A Laidlaw Senior (1882-1925) >who was son of Hannah McCutcheon (1859-1894).

Ø  Little, Albert E: (1912-1992); Enlsited 12th May 1943 US Navy; first as Naval Reserve, then as regular Navy; son of William Dee Little (1883-1979) >son of Albert E Little (1853-1933) >son of Ann E McCutcheon (1827-1883).

Ø  MacMillian, David Dryden: Enlisted Canadian Army circa 1941; killed in action on the 15th May 1944 in Italy; son of William MacMillian and Charlotte FREE (who was daughter of Solomon Free and Mary Elizabeth McCutcheon).

Ø  Marshall, John Daniel:  Enlisted WW II; Grand-son of John Marshall (1858-1910) and Margaret McCutcheon (1861-1938) of the Robert McCutcheon/Agnes Beck line.

Ø  Marshall, John Glenford Alexander:  Enlisted WW II 1941; RCAF; Air Observer; Flight Sergeant; Killed in Action on the 30th May 1943 in Germany at the age of twenty; son of Henry Glenford Marshall and Agnes Verlie Smith.

Ø  McCutcheon, Elmer Thomas:  (Brother #2 of 2 – his brother Robert serving in WW I).  Enlisted in 1941; Canadian Military:  Army served in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps; son of Andrew Thomas McCutcheon (1862-1954) and Lillian Simpkin.

Ø  McCutcheon, Clarence Melford Seymour:  (Brother #1 of 3 – this family had 7 sons); Drafted twice – both World Wars: First on 5 June 1917 in Great Falls, MO; US Military Service #1684106.  Second circa 1942 in Portland, Oregon Service #31887-8016870; Son of Samuel McCutcheon (1846-1933) and Emily Mary McCutcheon (1853-1934).

Ø  McCutcheon, Franklin Tees: (1918-1943) (Brother 1 of 2)  Enlisted Circa 1942 in Hamilton, ON;  Canadian Military – RCAF;  Service # R/139233; Killed in Action 19 November 1943 in Ruhr, Germany – buried at the Rheinberg War Cemetery in Germany; son of John Alexander McCutcheon (1890-1952) and Sarah Katherine Tees.

Ø  McCutcheon, Harold:  (1915-  ) (Brother #2 of 2)  Enlisted Circa 1942 in Hamilton, ON;  Canadian Military – RCAF;  son of John Alexander McCutcheon (1890-1952) and Sarah Katherine Tees.

Ø  McCutcheon, George Vernon:  Drafted on 13 September 1942 in Newark, NJ; US Military Roll # 2371480; son of Matthias F McCutcheon (1858-1924) and Mary Hannah Hawkins.

Ø  McCutcheon, Gordon Clifford:  (1926-1945)  Enlisted Circa 1942 in Ontario;  Canadian Army – Irish Regiment of Canada;  Service # B/133104; Killed in Action 17 April 1945 in Holland – buried at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery Netherlands;  son of Bertram Lorne McCutcheon (1893-1972) and Ella Delilah Andrews.

Ø  McCutcheon, Gordon Frederick: Brother # 1; (1st March 1924) Enlisted 1942 in Hamilton, ON; Regiment # R-224649; RCAF: served as an airplane mechanic (fitter); trained in Galt, ON, was then posted to Paulsen, Manitoba, next posted to Pennfield Ridge, New Brunswick, finally posted to Mont-Joli, Quebec until his discharge in Trenton, Ontario in 1946; son of John Frederick McCutcheon and Annie June Dearing.

Ø  McCutcheon, Harvey Douglas Haig: Brother # 2; (1919-1981) Enlisted; son of John Frederick McCutcheon and Annie June Dearing.

Ø  McCutcheon, Jared Vining:  (1912-1945) Enlisted Circa 1942; Canadian Navy; Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer; H. M. S. Adamant;  Lieutenant Commander Surgeon;  Service # O/48480; Killed in Action in the South Pacific 8 June 1945;  buried in Australia at the Perth War Cemetery in Western Australia;  son of Frederick William Caswell McCutcheon (1875 – ?) and Mary Vining.

Ø  McCutcheon, Mary Sarah LucineMary Lou was a WAAF in World War II.

Ø  McCutcheon, Russell Osborne: Enlisted Circa 1942; Canadian Military – Army; Russell was exposed to Toxic Gas during WW II; son of David Tyrwhitt McCutcheon (1885-1969) and Martha Ann Reynar.

Ø  McCutcheon, Stuart Odell:  Drafted Circa 1942; US Military – TEC4 US Army – WW II; son of Oswald Stuart McCutcheon (1898-1989) and Mae Morin.

Ø  McCutcheon, Ralph Elwyn: Veteran World War II Canadian air Force circa 1945; son of William McCutcheon (1881-1965).

Ø  McCutcheon, Ralph Gordon:  (1920-1942) Enlisted Circa 1941 in Ontario;  Canadian Military, RCAF;  Service # R/133661;  it appears that his death is WW II related, though not killed in action;   Buried at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto;  son of Sydney Joseph McCutcheon and Mabel Billica.

Ø  McCutcheon, Robert Frederick: (1926-1999) US Military; circa 1942; Private US Army Air Corps World War II; son of Frederick Oscar McCutcheon (1884-1972) and Marie Schalk.

Ø  McCutcheon, William H “Bill“:  Enlisted Circa 1942;  Canadian Military;  Bill served in WW II and was also a recruiting officer for many years later for the Army; Bill is buried in a Soldier’s Plot in the Kelwood Cemetery;  son of Robert Andrew McCutcheon (1898-1974) and Susan Emily Hall.

Ø  McCutcheon, William Robert:  (1910-1944) Enlisted Circa 1942; Canadian Military – RCAF; Service # J/37150; was Killed in Action 6th June 1944 in France and is buried at Bayveux War Cemetery, Calvado, France;  son of Clarence McCutcheon (1886-1959) and Sarah.

Ø  Paddison, Robert Edward:  Enlisted Canadian RCAF; Air gunner.  Killed in Action in Belgium, accident during an air operation.  Son of James Paddison and Margaret Jane Gilpin (her parents were George Gilpin and Grace Ann Free (daughter of Mary Elizabeth McCutcheon 1847-1890).

Ø  Parks, Myrtle Dorothy: Enlisted CFB Suffield Base: Lancet Corporal and Master Seamstress: Daughter of Oscar Parks (son of William Parks and Amelia McCutcheon) and Olga Sands.

Ø  Parker, George Kenneth: (1919-1944); Killed in Action on the 20th August 1944; Regiment – RCIC; buried at the Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cintheaux Departement du Calvados Basse-Normandie, France; son of George Parker (1895-1971) >son of Margaret Rebecca Hill (1874) >daughter of Isabella McCutcheon (1853-1927).

Ø  Smith, Delmar Roy McCutcheon: (6) B. 10TH October 1918 in Mulmur Township, Dufferin.  Served in the RCAF during WW II.

Ø  Summers, Samuel Charles Franklin:  (1920-1943); Enlisted 1941; Canadian Military – RCAF; Sergeant, Wireless Air Gunner; He was killed in an accident during air operations in England; Buried at St Augustine Churchyard; son of Edward Thomas summers and Emily Theresa Beatrice McCutcheon (1891-1931).

Ø  Sullenger, Don Buren:              (1927-2009) US Air Force 20th November 1944 World War II;  US Navy 26th June 1948 Korean War; son of Corda Pearl Collyar (1901-1984) >who was the daughter of Myrtle Edna Splane (1873-1943) >who was the daughter of Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1849-1878).

Ø  Warne, Rudolph Filmore:  (1824-1944):  Enlisted RCAF circa 1942; Military Service # J/39032.  He was buried at Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, England.  He was a Pilot Officer – Air Gunner.  # 6 RCAF Bomber Group stationed at Allerton Park.  He was killed in action on the 8th August 1944.  He died at the Harrogate General Hospital in the military wing; son of Frank Warne and Helga Halverson.  There is a picture of his gravestone in this cemetery.  He was the grandson of Francis John Warne and Agnes McCutcheon (1823).

E.         KOREAN WAR  – 1950 – 1953:

Andrew, Merle Arthur: (1929-1983 – Brother #3 of 3)    Enlisted Canadian Military – Army; son of Edwin Arthur Andrew and Blanche D McCutcheon (1895-1979).

Conner, George Arnold: (1927-2005); Enlisted US Navy in December 1946; MM Rerfrigeration Technician Third Class; Served at the end of WWII and Korea;  husband of Kathleen Murphy (great-grand-daughter of Amanda Sarah McCutcheon).

Fielding, Robert Lester: (1924-1970); Enlisted 2nd July 1943 in Seattle, WA; US Army; became an Armor Captain and served in both WW II and the Korean War; son of Claude Lester Fielding>son of Henry James Fielding>son of Margaret McCutcheon (1832-1921).

Splane, Owen Lester: (1903-1984): US Marine Corps; 1949-1951: son of Robert William Splane (1869-1952)>son of Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1849-1878).

Kerr, Duncan Howard: (1929-2007); 12th July 1951 – 28th April 1955: son of Howard Wesley Kerr (1897-1981) >who was son of Lavina Jane McCutcheon.

Kerr, Robert John: (1921-2004); 4th December 1946 – 1958 US Air Force; son of Howard Wesley Kerr (1897-1981) >who was son of Lavina Jane McCutcheon.

Sullenger, Don Buren: (1927-2009) US Air Force 20th November 1944 World War II;  US Navy 26th June 1948 Korean War; son of Corda Pearl Collyar (1901-1984) >who was the daughter of Myrtle Edna Splane (1873-1943) >who was the daughter of Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1849-1878).

F.          VIETNAM WAR – 1955 – 1975:

There were thousands of young Canadians who crossed the border to the United States and volunteered for this war.  103 Canadians were killed in this conflict, while 7 others are still “missing in action.”

Says Earl McRea in the Ottawa Sun, 11th November 2005:  “There’ll be words spoken in the cold November air about our brave soldiers who fought and died in World War I and World War II, but there will be no words spoken about the long and terrible and bloody conflict known as the Vietnam War…Canada is not honouring and has not respected the thousands of young Canadians who crossed the border to sign up for the Vietnam War wearing the uniform of the United States of America.”

*       Beam; Robert (Bob):   US Citizen; Vietnam; son of Clare Herbert Beam.

*       Boben, Terence Michael:  October 1967 US Army; served a tour from October, 1967 to September, 1968. He achieved the rank of E-4 & served as an infantry machine-gunner assigned to the 198th Infantry Brigade, Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry; served a tour from October, 1967 to September, 1968. He achieved the rank of E-4 &served as an infantry machine-gunner assigned to the 198th Infantry Brigade, Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry; November 1968 he was honorably discharged & received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry man’s Badge & Army Commendation Medal. He was the son of Lorna Ann KERR who was the daughter of Lavina Jane McCutcheon (1873-1951).

*       Kerr; Gerald Douglas:  US Citizen; US Army Vietnam; 12 October 1961; Buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery; son of James Keith Kerr>>who was son of Lavina Jane McCutcheon.

*       Splane, Loren Fred: US Citizen; US Navy Vietman; enlisted 15th September 1954 at age 18; released 30th April 1974; son of Fred Oren Splane and Katherine Rose Stamper. Fred Splane was the son of Robert William Splane who was the son of Jane Matilda McCutcheon (1849-1878).

G:        CANADIAN and AMERICAN VETERANS OF PEACE – 1947 to PRESENT:

Ø  Keymer, Douglas William Thorne: 24th April 1955: LAC D.W.T. Keymer was employed with 430 Squadron at 2 (F) Wing, Grostenquin, France, when he was killed in an autombile accident at the “Y” junction where the road went left to Grostenquin (proceeding out of the base) and right – or straight on to Hemering. As long as the guys that knew Keymer remained in Grostenquin, they referred to that junction as “Keymers Korner”. He is buried at Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France. He was the son of Margaret Lillian Parks (1904-1977) >daughter of James Albert Parks (1860-1928) >son of Amelia McCutcheon (1840-1927).

 

5 thoughts on “Chapter 15 – Lest We Forget:

  1. Ron Upton says:

    Myrtle Dorothy Parks was a Lance Corporal and Master Seamstress at Suffield Base during WW2. She was Oscar and Olga (Sands) Parks’ 2nd of 5 daughters.

  2. Ron Upton says:

    Actually, Myrtle was the first of five daughters…Myrtle, Marie, Audry, Evelyn and Bernice. Marie died as a baby and so the young family returned to North Bay Ontario for a while before returning to their homestead in Alberta. My Mother died recently – September 16, 2012.

  3. Philip Ryan says:

    G F W McCutcheon. I have a photo of his headstone taken on a recent visit to Cheltenham

  4. Scott Holden says:

    My cousin is currently in the Canadian military and has served overseas in Afghanistan. Shaun Haworth. Son of Terry Haworth and Sharon Holden. Sharon is Daughter of Sara Bernice Edwards and Albert Holden. Barney Edwards is the daughter Charles Albert Edwards and Isabella McCutcheon. I don’t have dates of enlistment, but his deployment was in April 2010.

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