Gladwyn John MacDonnell733858 Corporal 112th Battalion; 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps Military MedalMilitary MedalMay 14, 1897 (actual year of birth: 1899)Lower Woods Harbour, Shelburne Co., NSFebruary 15, 1916 Yarmouth, NSYarmouth, NS 19 (on attestation) (actual 16)5 feet 8 inches fairdark brownblue29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth NS (Recruit)Single FishermanBaptistFrank E. MacDonnell (Father) Lower Woods Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS August 13, 191819Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceV. AA. 9.Commemorated on Page 457 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 29th.Commemorated on a Memorial Headstone in Greenwood Cemetery , Woods Harbour.Gladwyn John MacDonnell was the son of Francis (Frank) Eldridge MacDonnell and Edith Elizabeth 'Ada' (née Brannen) of Lower Wood Harbour, Shelburne Co., NS. Gladwyn was the youngest of their four sons serving overseas in the First World War. He enlisted at Yarmouth, NS with the 112th Battalion and sailed for England on July 23, 1916 (SS Olympic) arriving at Liverpool on July 31. At Bramshott he was transferred to the 26th Reserve Battalion on February 3, 1917 and to the Machine Gun Depot on March 3, 1917.He was posted to the Machine Gun Pool on June 19, 1917 in France and to the 4th Machine Gun Company in the field. He was promoted to Corporal on April 20, 1918 and served with the 2nd Battalion, Canadian Machine Corps. On August 9, 1918, while advancing with his Company toward enemy positions near Rosieres, he was hit by a machine gun bullet. He was given first aid and taken to a dressing station, and from there evacuated to No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station where he died four days later.He was initially buried at the Hospital Military Cemetery at Dury, south of Amiens, France.
Gladwyn John MacDonnell
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