Saturday, 2 February 2019

Home Child James McCabe, CWGC Beechwood

Private James McCabe (410827) who served with the 38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry was born 27 July 1881 in Glasgow, Scotland. He had come to Canada in 1886 with a group from the Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland.
He served in Bermuda, England and France.
He died 2 February 1919 of pneumonia while returning from Europe on the ship RMS Grampian docked at St John, NB.
The funeral procession was estimated at 300 with the chief mourners his wife Jeannie McCabe of 336 1/2 Elgin Street, Ottawa, two children, Stanley and Viola and foster parents Mr and Mrs Thomas Chilcott.


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