Fergus George McLaughlin

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
7th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
July 5th, 1916
Menin Gate Memorial - Ypres, Belgium - Panel
Commemorated at: 
Paris Baptist Church (Congregation), Penmans Ltd. Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Woodstock, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
21 Walnut Street, Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
21 Walnut Street, Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Mill hand
Penmans No. 1 Mill
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Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action.
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Trenches South East of Zillebeke.

BX July 17, 1916

Private Fergus McLaughlin Died of Shell Shock – Paris Mother Mourns Loss of Her Son, Member of Brant Dragoons

PARIS, July 17. – The sad news was received in town Saturday that Pte. Fergus George McLaughlin had died from shell shock. On Friday his mother Mrs. David Murray, Walnut Street, received word that her son had been taken to a rest station suffering from shell shock. Private McLaughlin was about 18 years of age and enlisted with the 25th Dragoons, being later drafted and sent overseas. He had been in the trenches for some time, and some months ago had been reported suffering from shell shock. Besides his mother, he leaves four brothers and one sister to mourn his loss. One brother, Norman, is in the 215th Battalion.

BC December 16, 1916

Late Private Fergus G. McLaughlin 

News was received in town by Mrs. David Murray that her youngest son, Pte. Fergus George McLaughlin was suffering from shell shock and wounds. On Saturday further word was received that he had died from effects of same. Keen to fight for the Empire, he enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war, and sailed for England in Feb., 1915. He had been at the front for some 15 months, and was twice wounded before.

BX July 12, 1915

Paris Man Had Shock – Pte. Fergus McLaughlin Reported in Casualty List as Suffering

The family of Private Fergus George McLaughlin of Paris has received an official telegram from Ottawa, apprising them of their son’s illness, he being reported as suffering from shock. The telegram which was received from the adjutant-general at Ottawa, reads as follows:

Sincerely regret to inform you that Pte. Fergus McLaughlin 8th Battalion is reported suffering from shock, June 21. Particulars later.

The announcement was confirmed by the publication of the official casualty lists at Ottawa this morning.

BX August 14, 1915

Paris Boy Wounded

Wounded in the left arm during a recent engagement Private Fergus McLaughlin, of Paris, is stated by last night’s casualty lists to be in a serious condition. His wound is classed as a very severe one. Private McLaughlin enlisted in the West with the 8th Battalion. His people reside at 21 Walnut Street, Paris.