Tuesday, 12 February 2019

George M Macaulay, CWGC Beechwood

Born of 2 June 1885 at Pushlinch, Ontario, George McVicar Macaulay (Service Number 1096174) was the son of Scottish-born Presbyterian clergyman Evan Macaulay and his wife Margaret (Munro).

By 1901 the family was in Ottawa. His father died in 1907. He is likely the Geo Macaulay, age 24 in the Chicago Ward 7 in 1910 as a Linotype operator.

Enlisting in Toronto in February 1917 he was assigned to the 255th Battalion giving his occupation as printer and his wife and son's address in Ottawa, Illinois.

He served with the 3rd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry in France but suffered a variety of medical ailments.

Shortly after returning from Europe he died of influenza, in Halifax, Nova Scotia  on 12 February 1919. He is interred in Sec. 29. Lot 144. North-East of Beechwood Cemetery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My great aunt, Aleta Sterling, ( my grandfather's only sister) was married to Thomas MacAulay, George's brother. Aleta had a baby in July 1914, and died of cancer 10 months later. The baby died soon after birth. Aleta is buried in Beechwood with the Macaulay family. When the snow melts eventually, I will go back again to the Macaulay site.
M. Anne Sterling