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Donald G. MacLeod was a Lieutenant and Platoon Commander of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Second Battalion, 5 Platoon in Korea, 1950-1951.
Born 26 October 1918 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, P22290 John Burns Mackie joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, in Winnipeg, in 1937 as a boy bugler and drummer. He enlisted for overseas service in September 1939 and served as a medic and stretcher bearer with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal in c1941 and Sergeant in c1943. He served with the Regiment in Italy and NW Europe through the Second World War and was appointed Regimental Drum Major in 1946. He served with the First Battalion during the Korean War and was Company Sergeant Major of D Company with the First Battalion at Fort MacLeod, Germany in 1955-1957. He retired as a Master Warrant Officer (WOII) in 1964. Following his military service he worked as a supervisor for the Public Press in Winnipeg. He passed away 24 November 2001 at the age of 83.
Ernest Morgan Keith MacGregor was born 20 February 1923 in Calgary, Alberta. From 1940 to 1942 he served with the Non-Permanent Active Militia and Alberta Contingent of the Canadian Officer Training Corps. He joined the Canadian Army as an Officer Cadet in May 1942 and made Lieutenant in September the same year. He was posted overseas to the 1st Canadian Infantry Division Recruiting Unit in October 1942. He served with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment (LER) in England, Sicily and Italy during the Second World War where he was awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry. He was promoted to Captain in July 1945 during the campaign in North West Europe and served as Adjutant to the LERs at Shilo, Manitoba from July to October 1945. He was then posted to A-16 Canadian Infantry Training Centre as an Instructor and then to Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as Transport Officer in February 1946. In October 1946 Captain MacGregor was posted to the Royal Canadian School of Infantry in Camp Bordon first as an Instructor then as Adjutant. In June 1950 he transferred to Army Headquarters in Ottawa as a General Staff Officer (GSO), Third Grade in the Directorate of Military Intelligence. After attending the Camberley Staff College in England, he was promoted to Major in February 1952 and appointed Canadian Army Land/Air Warfare Liaison in London, England in January 1953. Between 1953 and 1959 Major MacGregor served in various other staff appointments including a tour in Palestine with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization and as a Company Commander of the Second and First Battalions, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. From 1959 to 1962 he served at Army Headquarters, Ontario Region as GSO Second Grade, War Games. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1962 he was appointed Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from 1962 to 1965. In 1965 he was attached to the Canadian Army Staff College in Kingston as a GSO First Class. Promoted to Colonel in 1968 he was appointed Chief of Infantry at Headquarters, Mobile Command which later became Force Mobile Command in 1969. In 1970 he was posted to Canadian Forces Headquarters in Ottawa as Director of Infantry and then appointed Director of Training in January 1971. In August 1972 he became the Deputy Commander of #1 Combat Group, Canadian Forces Base Calgary and then spent 6 months in Vietnam with ICCS (International Commission for Control and Supervision) as an Observer. Returning to Canadian Forces Base, Calgary in 1973, he was promoted to Brigadier General in 1974 and placed in command of #1 Combat Group and the Combat Training Centre. Brigadier MacGregor retired in 1976 to Victoria, BC.
Alfred James MacGowan #489785 was born in Coleraine, County Derry, Northern Ireland on 19 November 1885. He immigrated to Canada in 1912 and was employed as a teacher and principle of Macleod Public Schools until enlistment in 1916. He enlisted April 11, 1916 with the Princess Patricia' Canadian Light Infantry and was promoted to Corporal. He was discharged April 8, 1918, "Being medically unfit for further war service". Died 6 January 1959.