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William Stewart McKeough

William Stewart McKeough[1, 2, 3]

Male 1893 - 1916  (23 years)

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  • Name William Stewart McKeough  [4, 5, 6
    Born 2 Sep 1893  Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Gender Male 
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    Died 15 Sep 1916  Courcelette in "The Battle of the Somme - WWI" Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Buried France (location unknown) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I1680  Main
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father William Edward McKeough,   b. 12 Feb 1860, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1929  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Mabel Annie Stewart,   b. 27 Apr 1872, Hamilton, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1946, Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1892  [8
    Family ID F359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1893 - Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Stewart Mckeough
    William Stewart Mckeough
    University of Toronto: MEDICAL ATHLETIC EXECUTIVE, 1912-13.
    W. S. McKeough
    W. S. McKeough
    W.S. McKeough
    W.S. McKeough
    University of Toronto track team, interl-collegiate champions. 1912
    W.S. McKeough
    W.S. McKeough
    Major. Medicine.
    W.S. McKeough
    W.S. McKeough
    Major

    Documents
    Major W.S. McKeough
    Major W.S. McKeough
    Military document
    W.S. McKeough
    W.S. McKeough
    Page 1 of 2. Attestation paper. Canadian over-seas expedition force.
    W.S. McKeough
    W.S. McKeough
    Page 2 of 2. Attestation paper. Canadian over-seas expedition force.
    W.S. Mckeough
    W.S. Mckeough
    Obituary

  • Notes 
    • From: War Diary of the 18th Battalion CEF

      "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."

      Excerpt from his letter on War diary of the 18th Battalion CEF:
      "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." [6, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough.

    3. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    4. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, Chart pages included with letter to John S. Howell, Jr. dated 25 Feb, 2003. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, 20 Nov 2003 Letter to JSHJr & Charts (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1679] War Diary of the 18th Battalion CEF, (https://18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com/honour-roll-of-the-18th-battalion/mckeough-william-stewart-service-no-lt/), https://18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com/honour-roll-of-the-18th-battalion/mckeough-william-stewart-service-no-lt/ (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, Chart enclosed with 24 Sep 2004 letter to JSHJr. (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, Letter dated Feb 28, 2003 to JSHJr. - Tree #1 McKeough (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1678] Eric Edwards, email to JSH 19 Jul 2014 (Reliability: 3).