McDonald, John Henry “Jack”

Regimental Number: 898336
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

Jack was born in Cornwall, Ontario on October 3, 1886. At the time of his enlistment in March of 1916, he was living in Pincher Creek, Alberta. Jack received a gunshot wound to his left hand in June of 1917; as a result his ring finger was amputated and lost sensation in the middle finger. While serving overseas, Jack met Alice Louise Frampton. They were married in Wimborne, England on December 1, 1917. Jack was discharged in July of 1918 because of his injury. He and Alice settled in Falher in 1919 and filed on a homestead at 24-76-21-W5. Jack died on May 19, 1947 and was buried in the Veterans’ Section of the McLennan Cemetery.

Sources: Guy p. 464