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Corporal John Angus "Angus" McLelland

Corporal John Angus "Angus" McLelland

Male 1874 - 1917  (42 years)

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  • Name John Angus "Angus" McLelland 
    Prefix Corporal 
    Born 16 Dec 1874  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Interesting war, military, story 
    Military WW1  [1, 2
    McLelland,JohnAngus-WW1.jpg
    McLelland,JohnAngus-WW1.jpg
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Corporal, 
    Occupation 1916  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    machinist 
    Misfortune 1917 
    Killed in WW1 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-179446 
    Died 15 Aug 1917  west of, Lens, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I179446  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Malcolm McLelland,   b. May 1835, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah McEachon,   b. Sep 1851, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F221706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Kurtz,   b. 1880, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Sep 1902  Maryhill (New Germany), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F44301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1874 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Sep 1902 - Maryhill (New Germany), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - machinist - 1916 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1917 - west of, Lens, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Angus John McLelland
    Angus John McLelland
    The Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada. (2016). Veterans.gc.ca. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1571362

  • Notes 
    • ...Angus John McLelland, son of Malcolm and Sarah McLelland, was born in Hespeler in 1874. The census of 1911 shows him living on Queen Street in Guelph with his wife, Josephine, and four children. McLelland worked at various jobs in Guelph, and at one time belonged to the fire department. At the time of his enlistment in March 1916, he lived on Nottingham Street and was 41 years old. His youngest child was eight. McLelland joined the 87th Infantry as a private and was eventually promoted to corporal....Ewart Berry and Angus McLelland were killed in action on Aug. 15. McLelland's wife and children were visiting in Hespeler when the telegram reached Guelph on Aug. 31, and a relative had to relay the awful news.

      Gen. Haig didn't follow up on the amazing capture of Hill 70. Instead, he sent the Canadians to Passchendaele. Lens remained in German hands for another year. The names of Gibbs, Keys, Pearson, Poulton, Berry, McLelland and others would be inscribed on the Guelph Cenotaph for their sacrifice in what Haig called "one of the finest minor operations of the war."

      Guelph soldiers gave their lives in 'Minor Operations'. (2016). Guelphmercury.com. Retrieved 16 May 2016, from https://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/5276697-guelph-soldiers-gave-their-lives-in-minor-operations-/

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Angus John Mclelland Birth Date: 15 Dec 1874 Birth Location: Hespeler, Ontario Residence: Guelph Relative: Josephine McLelland Relationship: Wife Regiment Number: 178259

    2. [S2443] Military - Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty).
      Angus John McLellan Death Date: 15 Aug 1917 Rank: Corporal Unit: 87th Battalion Service number: 178259 Killed in Action, Attack west of Lens

    3. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.