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John West Macmeeken


Macmeeken, John West, enlisted at Montreal, Quebec, originally from Lanarkshire, Scotland. Occupation: civil engineer. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 411029, 1st University Co. PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “On post with McMeichen [Macmeeken] and [A. H. H.] Good. McM very jumpy, seems to be given to seeing things,” 4:3 Nov ’16; “Tonight we suffered a casualty. [J. H.] Cavasser [Carvosso] our sole remaining subaltern, the rest are away, got snooping around where he had no business to be and McMeichen [Macmeeken] shot him, thinking he was a German.,”,” 4:5 Nov ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 257, Macmeeken was struck off strength on 16 February 1917.