CEF Soldier Detail

Captain Alan Reginald Mackedie
Died: August 28, 1918

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Montreal, Quebec
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
R.B. Mackedie (brother), 2014 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC
Address at Enlistment:
Vancouver, BC
Date of Birth:
December 19, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Banker
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
New Westminster, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
November 6, 1915
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
operations against the Fresnes-Rouvroy line nr Vis-en-Artois
Date of Death:
August 28, 1918
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
I. B. 48.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 1Box 6944 - 2
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
On Aug 28,1918, near Vis-en-Artois, his company was attacking a machine gun position when he was shot by a sniper and killed. (FROM: "For King and Empire: The Canadians at Arras" by Norm Christie)
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 47th Battalion

Son of John Williamson MacKedie and Charlotte Jane MacKedie. Born at Montreal.

Circumstances of Death Card:

"Killed in Action" During operations new Vis-en-Artois in front of Arras, he was hit in the body and instantly killed by enemy machine gun bullets.
 
 1144. MacKedie, A.R. (Alan Reginald) [1890-1918] See Letters from the front: Being a Record of the Part Played by Officers of the Bank in the Great War, 1914-1919. Toronto: Canadian Bank of Commerce. 19201921, vol 1, 344p.: ill., map (fold), ports., index; 25 cm., 82. AMICUS 2417893. NSHD. IA. Reproduced [Manotick, ON]: Archive CD Books Canada CA0291. ISBN 9781897405246. AMICAUS 37410824. OONL. Extract for letter, January 15, 1916, describing recent experiences. Born in Montreal, MacKedie moved with his parents to Vancouver before 1911. He was a clerk in the Canadian Bank of Commerce there with militia experience when he joined the 47th (New Westminster) Battalion as a lieutenant in November 1915. He transferred into the 18th (Western Ontario) Battalion as a captain in April 1916 and was killed near Cambrai on August 28, 1918.
 
Extract from "The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs"