1. Memorial:Dendermonde Communal Cemetery And Extension15
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour57C GQS

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Family :

Son of Byron and Annie M. McNally, of 167, Aberdeen St., Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Education & Career :

University of Alberta

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 55th Squadron 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Detail :

Possibly Canadian Killed in Action with 87597 Air Mechanic 2nd Class Cornelius Kelly, in DH4 A2157. Commissioned in 50th Canadian Infantry (David Barnes)

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Canada No. 3527 E.C.London

25th July 1916
25th July 1916
25th July 1916

He joined Canada Lodge in 1916 coming from the Grand Lodge of Alberta. Listed as a Captain resident at Edmonton. In the short time he had in the lodge his contribution record shows war service and that he was "Killed in Action 13.8.17."

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