Fonds MG 12.271 - John Alexander MacKinnon fonds

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John Alexander MacKinnon fonds

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CA BI MG 12.271

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  • 1914-1933 (Creation)
    MacKinnon, John Alexander

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8 cm of textual records

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John Alexander MacKinnon, born 1886, of Beaver Cove, Cape Breton was a farmer who showed a strong interest in his family, in the church and in the surrounding communities. A member of the 94th Argyle Highlanders militia group, MacKinnon enlisted with the 185th Battalion, Cape Breton Highlanders, on May 9, 1916. He died March 21, 1941.

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Fonds consists of John Alexander MacKinnon's diaries, a photographic postcard, and his World War 1 enlistment information and record of service book.

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  • English

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