Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald had their only son John, two daughters Iris ixtargaret and Alice Rosina, and two son—in—laws, Hugh L. Barr and’ \Villiam lipps, in the services besides Mr. John McDonald Sr.

Mr. John McDonald Sr., was born in 1893 at Hilton, Manitoba, and enlisted in November, 1914, with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and fought with the 16th Canadian Squadron. He. was wounded twice, first at Paschendale, and then at Amiens, on August 18. 1918, from which wounds he is a pensioner. Immediately at the outbreak of World War Two he enlisted in the Veterans Guard of Canada. and served with them until October, 1945. At the time of his enlistment he was employed by the Manitoba Penitentiary.

Mrs. McDonald was born in England and came to Canada as a war bride. She served in the V.A.D. hospitals at Newport, South Wales.

Their only son John Arthur, was killed in Belgium. Their two daughters served in the R.C.A.F. (W.D.).


The eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. McDonald joined the R.C.A.F. (W.D.) and served with them three years and there she met. and sub— sequently married Sgt. Hugh Love Barr, a veteran of Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

ALICE R. EPI’S (nee, McDonald)

Joined the R.C.A.F. (W.D.) and served with them two years as a stenographer and met and married James Epps in June, 1945, at Stony Mountain. She died in 1946 and is buried in Christ Church Cemetery at Stony Mountain.


Was born September 15, 1897, at Brora, Scotland. He enlisted September 7, 1939, with the Winnipeg Grenadiers, under N0. H 6125. He was discl'iarged August 13, 1945, with the rank of Sergeant. He took his training at Regimental Provost Sergeant A. 15 Can. Ind. Training Centre, Fort Osborne Barracks, Winnipeg. and Shilo Camp, Manitoba.

In the first World War he spent three and one-half years in Mes- opotamia.


Was born in Scotland on March 19, 1905. He served 9 years in the British Army from 1919 to 1928, serving three years of his time in service in Germany as a member of the Army of Occupation. Upon his discharge he came to Canada and joined the Staff of the Manitoba Penitentiary, and on the 26th day of August, 1940, joined the R.C.A.F. under regimental number R~49813t He was discharged on January 18, 1946, with the rank of Warrant Officer I.

He trained at Toronto, Ontario. Sydney and Halifax, Nova Scotia. His active service was at Goose Bay and Labrador ships conducting Staff from Halifax to England.


Two sons and one daughter of Mr. Donald MacLean, engineer, at. the commencement of the war on the staff of the Manitoba Penitentiary, joined the services.

Mr. MacLean Sr., and Mrs. MacLean are of Scotch birth. Mr. MaeLean served in World War One, with the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, Winnipeg Unit. He served overseas with the 17th and 18th Reserve Battalions for two years and returned with the rank of Sergeant.


On his discharge Mr. MacLean joined the Manitoba Penitentiary Staff. All the fan'iily were born and attended the public and high schools of Stony Mountain.

JOHN M. MacLEAN Was born August 13, 19241, at Stony Mountain.

He joined the R.C.A.F. on September 8, 1942, and was discharged October 31, 1945. He served under No. R. 191062, and was discharged with the rank of L.A.C.

All his service was in Canada including British Columbia, Dauphin, and Winnipeg, Man, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and! Edmonton Alberta. Alberta.


Was born on July 14, 1923, at Stony Mountain. He enlisted August 7, 1.942, with the R.C.A.F., under N0. J. 35178. He was discharged Septem— ber 29, 1945, with the rank of Flying Officer.

He took his training in the usual centres in Canada and was attached to No. 407 Squadron (Coastal Command) Chivenor, North Devon, England.

EFFIE DIacLEAN Was born at. Stony Mountain.

She was determined not to be left at home while her brothers were serving and she also joined the R.C.A.F. (W.D.) on September 20, 1943, and was discharged November 8, 1945, under N0. W. 313552, with the rank of A.W. I.

She trained at Rockcliffe and Guelph, Ontario, Dauphin and MacDonald, Manitoba, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and Scoudauc, New Brunswick.

GEORGE FORBES DIACKIE Joined 6lst Battalion on July «1, 1915, No. 401002.

In the early part of the First World War little attention was paid to obtaining evidence as to age of those enlisting, consequently a great number under eighteen years of age, and in some cases mere boys, were in the services; some were wounded and a number killed.

George, born 13th of January, 1900, was one of these "mere boys”, he had been in two engagements and through one severe battle before his true age was discovered.

These boys, about 400, including George were packed back to England mall kicking. In England they were formed into a special unit which was known as the famous "Boys’ Brigade”; and became the Darlings of England.

George served also in the Second World War. He returned to his position at the Manitoba Penitentiary.

Joseph ‘Mialkowski, who afterwards settled and is now a resident of Rockwood School District was also a member of that famous “Brigade”. (1960) Comrade J. Mialkowski his son, a third year University Student, was named the Top Cadet in the C.O.T.C. at the University of Manitoba.


The father and son served in this war.