Malvern College First World War Casualty

Private Gordon Mucklow

Photo of Gordon Mucklow
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1906 - 1910.

Regiment: Canadian Inf.
Died: 27 September 1918 aged 26 in France. Killed in action near Cambrai.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: Quarry Cemetery Marquion C 8

Born Aug. 28, 1892. Son of Edward and Mabel M. Mucklow, Wood Hill, Bury, Lancs.
Lower Modern IIóModern I.
Ontario Agricultural College 1911-15.
Farming in British Columbia.
Great War, Private No. 3 Coy. 7th Bn. Canadian Infantry 1914.

'At School he was a very conscientious boy, who could always be relied on to do his best in anything that he undertook either in work or games. He did not reach any position of authority here, but by his example and by his force of character he exercised a sound influence on those with whom he was brought into contact. We have no record of his life in Canada or of his service in the Army, but we can be quite sure that the high principles which guided him when he was at School were constantly maintained throughout his career.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).

'After being rejected several times owing to defective eyesight, he was accepted for service in October 1917, when he joined the British Columbia Regiment, in which he was later promoted Corporal. After reverting in rank he joined the 7th Battalion in France on August 20th, 1918. A month later he was killed in action as the battalion was advancing across open ground at Haynecourt near Cambrai.' (University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918).
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