J. M. Macdonnell, MC, CdG(F)
SAC Master 1904-1914
Major James MacKerras Macdonnell was born in Kingston, Ontario on December 15, 1884, son of George W. Macdonnell.
He was a Master at St. Andrew's College for ten years from 1904 to 1914 before becoming a trust company officer.
He enlisted at the age of 29 with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on September 24, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec. At that time he indicated 2 years of militia service with the 9th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery and he served with the 16th Battery, 6th Brigade.
"Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday. No Citation."
As per the London Gazette 06/04/17 and the Canada Gazette 07/28/17, P263