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MacGregor, Ernest Morgan Keith

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.

Young, Frank

196 Francis George Young immigrated to Canada as a young man and joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in August 1914 as an Original. Promoted to Lance Sergeant, he was wounded 4 May 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres as the Regiment prepared to occupy uncompleted trenches at Bellaewarde Ridge. He was wounded again 29 June 1916 at Sanctuary Wood and was subsequently Struck Off Strength 8 August 1916. Frank Young returned to England after the War.

Hancox, George

1096 George Hancox was born 27 April 1895 in Liverpool England. He served 2 years with the Moose Jaw Collegiate Cadets and was a Moving Picture Machine Operator prior to enlisting with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 25 August 1914 at the age of 19. He served with the Regiment as a Private right through the War and was Struck Off Strength 20 March 1919.

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