McCaughan, Alexander

Regimental Number: 523349; 529222
Rank: Private
Branch: 47th Battalion

Alexander was born in Sparta, Illinois on November 7, 1889. He filed on a homestead at NW 12-70-11-W6 in 1916 and enlisted in the Canadian Army that same year. Alexander was invalided to Canada in December of 1918; according to his service file, he was suffering from mental illness (dementia and paranoia; he claimed that people were constantly making fun of him, though it is possible that this was indeed happening and not simply a paranoid perception). Alexander died on June 9, 1973 and was buried in Beechmount Cemetery in Edmonton.