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Douglas Eugene McGill Donnelly


Donnelly, Douglas Eugene McGill, Toronto, Ontario. Occupation: unknown. Military Service: Private, Corporal, Reg. No. McGill 177, 2nd University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Possible Diary Reference: “Stopped before going very far, told to report at once to paymaster before going on pass. [T.G.G.] Ellis, [F.T.] Mabson, [D.E.M.] Donnelly and myself.,” 2:25 Mar ’16; “Came back to London. [T.G.G.] Ellis beat it off with [D.E.M.] Donnelly,” 2:1 Apr ’16; “[F.T.] Mabson, [D.E.M.] Donnelly and [T.G.G.] Ellis have not yet appeared,” 2:4 Apr ’16; “. [T.G.G.] Ellis, [H.] Ellison, [D.E.M.] Donnelly and I all sleep together in a drain,” 2:11 Apr ’16; “Dunc Gray [Gay] died of wounds as Hoggie [O. M. Hogg] (since killed at Vimy Ridge) and [D.E.M.] Donnelly (since killed at Vimy Ridge) were bringing him out,” 3:4 Jun ’16; “[D.E.M.] Donnelly is killed, F. Mabson, [F.] Gillingham wounded from our old platoon,” 4:10 Apr ’17; “Wrote to L. [?] Donnelly’s father,” 4:1 May ’17; “Yesterday mail from home … Also Dorothea Donnelly,”5:13 Oct ’17; “Two parcels yesterday from Miss Beaumont and Dorothea Donnelly,”5:1 Nov ’17.

Date of Death: 9/10 April 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Pas de Calais, France.


Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Pas de Calais, France.


Vimy Memorial