Great Gunners


MGen Sir EWB Morrison KCMG, CB, DSO (1867-1925)

Major-General “Dinky” Morrison was a leader in both civilian and military aspects of Canadian life; for the greater portion of his life, he served both worlds as “Citizen-Soldier”. Born in London, Ontario, on 6 July 1867, he was a journalist by profession and was for sixteen years, the Editor-in-Chief of the Ottawa Citizen. He devoted more »

Gen AGL McNaughton PC, CH, CB, CMG, DSO, CD (1887 – 1966)

General A.G.L. McNaughton was born in Moosomin, Saskatchewan, on 25 February 1887 and studied at McGill University. In May 1919 he was commissioned a Provisional Lieutenant and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1910. That same year he was appointed Lieutenant in the 3rd Montreal Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. In 1911 he was more »

LCol J McCrae MD (1872-1918)

John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario, on 30 November 1872 and studied medicine at the University of Toronto; he served as residence house officer at Toronto General Hospital and at Baltimore’s John Hopkins Hospital. Strongly influenced by his father Lieutenant-Colonel David McCrae, he became keenly interested in military matters. As a school boy John more »

Col, The Honourable JR Matheson OC, KSTJ, CD, QC, LLD (1917- )

John Ross Matheson was born in Arundel, Quebec on 14 November 1917, the month of Passchendaele, during the Great War. He grew up as the only son and eldest of four children to parents Reverend Dr. Dawson and Gertrude Matheson of Quebec City. He enlisted in May 1937 in 57th Field Battery RCA in Quebec more »

Master Gunner J Maher (1839-1925)

Master Gunner James Maher, the son of a Trumpet-Major in the Royal Horse Artillery, was born in the Parish of Portobello, near Dublin, Ireland, on 13 August 1839. Exposed to the ways of army life as a child, he enlisted in the Royal Artillery at Woolwich on 8 November 1852. His initial documentation records him more »
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