Digitized Service Record
Source: Duty Nobly Done, page 236.
Earned Distinguished Conduct Medal.
The London Gazette Publication date: 19 October 1917 Supplement: 30346 Page: 10869
730710 Pte. H.L. McFadyen, Infy.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. After a raid he found himself isolated with several wounded men in a shell hole close to the enemy’s lines for a period of two days and a night. During this time, with splendid and unselfish devotion, he deprived himself of his clothing to make his wounded comrades more comfortable, and eventually brought them back to our lines safely, although in an exhausted condition himself.
Source: The London Gazette Publication date: 19 October 1917 Supplement: 30346 Page: 10869
Grave Marker – Photo Courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England. Source: CVWM
Roll of Honour – “This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War.” Source: The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922). The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names. 101 died as a result of their military service. The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from “…varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable.” Source: CVWM
“Killed in Action.” He was killed by an enemy shell which exploded very close to him.