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Old 08-05-18, 10:35 AM
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Does anyone have information on how this man was killed?
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Old 09-05-18, 09:44 PM
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According to the CWGC, there was 11 Canadians named McCuaig KIA during the 1st WW,9 Privates,1 Serjeant and only one officer,a Captain R.E.McCuaig of the 1st Tank Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps,killed 14 October,1918. His named is on the Halifax,N.S. Memorial.

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Old 10-05-18, 09:46 AM
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Thanks to the GWF members for the following information.
Major Douglas Rykert McCuaig 13th Royal Highlanders.
Reported missing presumed dead 28-4-15.
Found two months later at POW Magderberg Camp suffering seven gunshot wounds to legs. Repatriated to internment camp in Holland 23-3-18. Sent to London convalesence hospital 16-10-18.
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Old 10-05-18, 10:10 AM
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In case that you might want some more informations on him.
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His enlistment document.
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca:80/fra/deco...6id%3d135710a&


His whole record.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?...&id=B6671-S032
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Thanks to the GWF members for the following information.
Major Douglas Rykert McCuaig 13th Royal Highlanders.
Reported missing presumed dead 28-4-15.
Found two months later at POW Magderberg Camp suffering seven gunshot wounds to legs. Repatriated to internment camp in Holland 23-3-18. Sent to London convalesence hospital 16-10-18.
But the photo says - KILLED.

So cant be him?

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Simon,

Perhaps the photo and death report were published between the time he was reported missing, presumed dead, and the date he was found in captivity.

Did he make a full recovery? Anything known about him post-war?

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Simon,

Perhaps the photo and death report were published between the time he was reported missing, presumed dead, and the date he was found in captivity.

Did he make a full recovery? Anything known about him post-war?

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Isnt it more likely to be the man in post #2 who was actually Killed?

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Old 11-05-18, 01:26 AM
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Isnt it more likely to be the man in post #2 who was actually Killed?

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According to the LAC records, Major Douglas Rykert McCuaig died 24-4-46.....
so, not the McCaig in the photo.
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While I can't answer the OP's question, I can add to the muddle.

According to the "Quarterly Militia List" corrected to January 1, 1916, R.E. McCuaig was an officer in the 2nd Regiment (Queen's Own Rifles of Canada). He was a provisional Lieutenant with seniority from 31 July, 1915. Those NPAM officers who had volunteered for the CEF had an (E) beside their name, which his name does not, so he must have volunteered later in the war.

Major D.R. McCuaig, DSO, was an NPAM officer with the 5th Regiment (Royal Highlanders of Canada) with seniority in rank of 11 May, 1914. He had passed the Militia Staff Course, and by the date of the List was already a member of the CEF. The List does not provide the date of appointment for an officer into the CEF. Nor is there a date to indicate when he was awarded the DSO.

There were two other McCuaigs commissioned in the 5th Regiment who were also serving in the CEF; Captain G.E. McCuaig and Lieutenant C.N. McCuaig.

Rank in the Active Militia did not necessarily correspond to an officer's rank in the CEF, so it's not a foregone conclusion that any of the McCuaigs entered the CEF at their NPAM rank.

Finally, if any of the three McCauigs from the 5th Regiment were deceased by January 1, 1916, I do not believe they would still be named in the List.

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Old 21-05-18, 07:24 PM
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After checking their LAC online service records with the CEF, it appears that both G.E. McCuaig and C.N. McCuaig survived the war. Which brings us no closer to determining how the Captain McCuaig in the OP was killed.

Perhaps some context as to where and when the photo appeared would help.

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