McCallum, John Archibald: Service no. 651581

CVWM Page

Digitized Service Record

Source: CEF Study Group Post

From the Canadian Great War Project:

John was my Grandfather.  I have done considerable research on him.  He was a farmer before enlistment, and left a wife and 4 children to go off to war.  My mother was the youngest at 5 months when he left the country in Oct. 1916.  After many months of training in England with the 160th Bruce Bn., the unit was broken up for reserves in several different Battalions.  John was sent to France March 29, 1918 with the 18th Bn. CEF.  He participated in the battle at Amiens on Aug. 8, 1918.  The unit was relocated in secret and on Aug. 26, 1918 attacked towards Chapel Hill-Wancourt, outside of Arras.  On that day, he was killed instantly by an enemy shell.

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Photo of John Archibald McCallum – This is my Grandfather, John Archibald McCallum, killed in France Aug. 26, 1918. He left a wife and 4 children. Please, let their sacrifice not be forgotten! Source: CVWM

Will of Private McCallum.

Will of Private McCallum.

"Killed in Action" Instantly killed by an enemy shell during an attack on Guemappe, on the morning of August 26th, 1918.

“Killed in Action” Instantly killed by an enemy shell during an attack on Guemappe, on the morning of August 26th, 1918.

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