John Joseph McCann

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772031
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Birth country: 
England
Birth county: 
Isle of Man
Address at enlistment: 
Cainsville, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Cainsville, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Farmer
Religious denominations: 
Methodist
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
34

Letters and documents

BX April 23, 1917

Brant Casualty List Mounts Up – 22 Today – Twenty-Two Names of Local or County Men Given Out Today – First Brant Battalion Draft Suffered Severely

Issued today is one of the lengthiest weekend casualties lists yet made public since the outbreak of war. In the list are given 19 Brantford men, all of whom with one exception were wounded. Three Simcoe men, two Paris men and one Burford man are also in the list. Many are official confirmations. The Expositor having previously mentioned them. 

That his chum, Private John Joseph McCann of Cainsville had been wounded and was in the 13th General Hospital at Boulogne suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was the word received this morning by Pte. Roy Pickard of the 215th Battalion. Pte. McCann went overseas with the first Brant County Battalion. Before enlisting he was working on U.O. Kendrick’s farm near Cainsville.

BX April 26, 1917

Reported Wounded

Today’s casualty list reports Private John Joseph McCann of Cainsville as being wounded.