1874 - 1917 (42 years)
||John Angus "Angus" McLelland |
||16 Dec 1874
||Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||war, military, story |
||WW1 [1, 2] |
|WW1, Corporal, |
||Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada 
|Killed in WW1 |
|Eby ID Number
||15 Aug 1917
||west of, Lens, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France 
||Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France
||14 Jul 2020 |
||Malcolm McLelland, b. May 1835, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Sarah McEachon, b. Sep 1851, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Josephine Kurtz, b. 1880, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada , d. Yes, date unknown |
||9 Sep 1902
||Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario
||15 Jul 2020 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||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
- ...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-/
- [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
- [S2443] Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948.
Angus John McLellan Death Date: 15 Aug 1917 Rank: Corporal Unit: 87th Battalion Service number: 178259 Killed in Action, Attack west of Lens
- [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.
|Born - 16 Dec 1874 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Married - 9 Sep 1902 - Maryhill (New Germany) Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario
|Occupation - machinist - 1916 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
|Died - 15 Aug 1917 - west of, Lens, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
|Buried - - Vimy Memorial, , Pas De Calais, France