Last post sounded for veteran
Grimsby Independent, 12 Apr 1916, p. 1
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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication
12 Apr 1916
Date Of Event
6 Apr 1916
Personal Name(s)
McDonald. John
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Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Full Text

The Grim Reaper paid a sudden visit to the home of a British army veteran in Grimsby on Thursday morning last, and removed and sounded the Last Post for Trooper John McDonald, who quietly passed away in his sleep. Mr. McDonald, or "Mac" as he was well known by, was in his usual good health when he retired for the night on Wednesday evening. No noise was heard to anyone during the night, but when his wife went to wake him about six o'clock Thursday morning, she found that he had passed away. Dr. Alexander was called and pronounced death due to Acute Dilation of the Heart. The deceased was about 50 years of age, and was born in Glasgow, Scotland... [details of war activity] He came to the States about 26 years ago, and for several years resided in New York State in the neighbourhood of Syracuse. About 10 years ago he came to Grimsby and has resided here ever since. About 9 years ago he was married and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss...Mac followed his trade of Painter and Decorator in Grimsby, and was considered one of the best men in his line of work in the Niagara District. The funeral took place from his late residence on Saturday morning to St. Joseph's Church where services were conducted by Rev. Father Longo, interment taking place in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. Six comrades of the deceased from the Mounted Rifles acted as pallbearers, they being Troopers E. St.John, R. Dent, H. McGuire, W. McCleery, W. Bateman and C. Palmer. Two sisters and a brother in Glasgow survive the veteran.

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Last post sounded for veteran