Lieutenant William Slade McCutcheon

Date of Birth: 28 August 1890

Place of Birth: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Residence: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Nok: W.B. McCutcheon, Sherbrooke (father)

Trade: Salesman

Attestation date: 15 March 1916

Previous military service: 53rd Regiment

Unit: 14th Battalion

Status: Survived the war - died in 1973

Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery, Sherbrooke, Quebec

Details of service:

Lieutenant McCutcheon was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion on 06 January 1917, upon disbandment of the 117th Battalion. He remained with the 23rd Reserve Battalion until 25 April 1917 when he was transferred to the 14th Battalion and proceeded to France. He joined the Battalion at the front lines on 30 April 1917. On 16 August 1917, Lt McCutcheon suffered slight gas poisoning but remained with the battalion.

On 09 October 1917, Lt McCutcheon suffered shrapnel wounds to his head, left arm, and shoulder. He was invalided back to England for treatment. He was dischared from hospital on 27 November 1917. Lt McCutcheon, however, was still feeling the effects of his wounds and was given a few months to further recover. On 05 February 1918, Lt McCutcheon was struck off strength from the 14th Battalion and posted to 23rd Reserve Battalion until 20 August 1918 when he returned to Canada for home duty, following the decision of two seperate Medical Review Boards.

Lt McCutcheon was discharged from the CEF on 16 December 1918. He returned to Sherbooke after the war. On 02 October 1961 an application for pension was made to the War Veterans Allowance District Authority.

At the time of attestation Lt McCutcheon was single.