We Will Remember Them: Private James Duncan Montgomery MacGillivray

The graves of 80 RMR’s are laid out together in one row at Nine Elms cemetery, all killed on the assault on Vimy Ridge, 09 April 1917

Westmount, Quebec – 08 November 2021: Inspired by the book “Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them – Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War,” by Eric McGeer and Steve Douglas, the RMR Foundation will be posting an epitaph each day during the annual Poppy Campaign that runs until 11 November 2021.

“A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE YOUNG CHIEF THAT FELL ON CULLODEN FIELD”

Private James Duncan Montgomery MacGillivray, 14th Battalion, April 25th 1916 (age 41)

Photo Credit: Veterans Affairs Canada

Lest We Forget.

The above epitaphs are extracted from the book “Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them - Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War,” by Eric McGeer and Steve Douglas, Wilfred Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ont., 2017.

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