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Lieutenant Harry Crane MacKendrick

Male 1895 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Harry Crane MacKendrick 
    Prefix Lieutenant 
    Born 30 Aug 1895  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 23 Sep 1897  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Interesting military, life story 
    Military WW1 
    Religion 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW1, Lieutenant 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Lieutenant, 111th Battalion 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Lieutenant, 111th Overseas Battalion 
    Name H. F. MacKendrick 
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-60876P 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I60876  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Dr. Henry Frederick "Harry" MacKendrick,   b. 31 May 1866, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Jennie W. Carter,   b. 12 Sep 1866, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Nov 1893  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Aug 1895 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 23 Sep 1897 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Harry C. MacKendrick was born in Galt, the son of Dr. Harry F. MacKendrick and Jennie Carter. He began his military career in 1910 as a Drummer Boy in the Band of the 29th Waterloo Battalion, Canadian Militia. His father was the regimental surgeon of the battalion. Col. MacKendrick studied forestry at the University of Toronto and enlisted as a Lieutenant with the 111th Battalion during the First World War. When in France the 111th battalion was broken up and he served with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, 8th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, taking part in battles at Vimy Ridge, Lens and the Loos area. On September 5, 1917 he was seriously wounded in a gas attack and was saved from death by his father Dr. H.F. MacKendrick who, at the age of fifty one, was serving as an abdominal surgeon with the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station. Col. MacKendrick returned to Canada and slowly recovered his health. In 1925 he joined the Queen's Own Rifles in Toronto and was soon appointed Adjutant of one of the Battalions. He rose to become Regimental Adjutant and was the commander of the Queen's Own Rifles when the regiment mobilized at the beginning of World War II. He had been stationed on the west coast when the First and Second Divisions were raised so it was with the Third Division that he went overseas in June 1940. Col. MacKendrick returned to Canada in 1942 to serve in the Directorate of Military Training at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. In January 1944, he took command of the Canadian Infantry Training Centre in Aldershot, Nova Scotia and was promoted to Colonel. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1944. In March 1962 he was appointed Honourary Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Battalion Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, a position he held until his death in Toronto on May 12, 1966.


      Cambridge Mosaic, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge

  • Sources 
    1. [S259] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1901, Galt (Town/Ville) C-4 Page 2.

    2. [S512] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Central Presbyterian.
      Harry Crane McKendrick Born 30 Aug 1895 Galt Parents Harry McKendrick & Jennie Carter baptized 23 Sep 1897 Occupation: Dr. of Medicine

    3. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Div. 16 Page 21.

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.