McClelland, Ernest Wesley

Regimental Number: 447000
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

Ernest was born in Owen Sound, Ontario on July 18, 1885. He enlisted in Calgary in May of 1915. In November of 1916, Ernest received gunshot wounds to his left leg and face. He was also gassed on April 9, 1917, the first day of the battle of Vimy Ridge, and suffered from a constant cough afterwards. Ernest filed on a homestead at 19-73-10-W6. According to his service file, he died on July 13, 1977.

Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 303