McKeough, William Stewart: Lieutenant

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Son of W. E. and M. A. McKeough, of Chatham, Ontario.

Biography courtesy of Chatham This Week

Letter written November 1, 1915

U of T: MEDICAL ATHLETIC EXECUTIVE, 1912-13.

U of T: MEDICAL ATHLETIC EXECUTIVE, 1912-13.

Excerpt: “I was fortunate one night in locating a grand Louis quatorge canopied feather bed, while the following night caught a good four hours’ sleep on a bundle of straw in a manger with a noisy young calf, having to pull out at 2:30 a.m. in the pouring rain to go into the trenches. Such is this life.”

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TRACK TEAM, INTER-COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS, 1912.

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TRACK TEAM, INTER-COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS, 1912.

“Son of W. E. and M. A. McKeough, of 371, King St. West, Chatham, Ontario. b.Chatham; ed. McKeough P.S. and Chatham C.I.; University College 1910-1912, Medicine 1912-1914; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Manager,Third hockey team; Medical Athletic executive; Track team 1912-1914, First colours and captain 1914; Intercollegiate high jump record; Athletic directorate 1914-15; 24th Regt.,Lieut. In the fall of 1914 he was appointed to the 18th Battalion and went overseas in April,1915. Reaching France in September he served through the autumn and winter on the front south of Ypres. He was promoted captain in January,1916, and Major in July. At St.Eloi he distinguished himself by his bravery in bringing in the wounded after the unsuccessful attack on Crater 3. On the morning of the battle of Courcelette his battalion, despite heavy casualties, took part in the capture of the Sugar Refinery, and he was killed in action as he reached the German parapet when leading his company in the attack.”

Major W.S. McKeough Medicine

Major W.S. McKeough
Medicine

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“Killed in Action” He was killed by a shell near Courcelette, and placed in a shell hole to await removal by carrying party. The carrying party could find not trace of him and it is presumed he was buried bay another shell.

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WILLIAM STEWART McKEOUGH Sept. 2, 1893-Sept. 15, 1916
Major, Eighteenth Battalion
Son of W.E. McKeough; b. Chatham; ed. McKeough P.S. and Chatham C.I.; University College 1910-12, Medicine 1912-14; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Manager Third Hockey team; Medical Athletic executive; Track team 1912-14, First colours and Captain 1914; Intercollegiate high jump record; Athletic directorate 1914-15; 24th Regt., Lieut.

In the fall of 1914 he was appointed to the 18th Battalion, and went overseas in April 1915. Reaching France in September he served through the autumn and winter on the front south of Ypres. He was promoted Captain in January 1916 and Major in July. At St. Eloi he distinguished himself by his bravery in bringing in the wounded after the unsuccessful attack on Crater 3. On the morning of the battle of Courcelette his battalion, despite heavy casualties, took part in the capture of the Sugar Refinery, and he was killed in action as he reached the German parapet when leading his company in the attack

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