Dugald Macinnes 1115
- Born: 2 Jun 1877, Ballachulish Ferry, Argyllshire, Scotland 1115
- Died: 11 Sep 1929, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at age 52 1115
Apprenticed to Hugh McDiarmid, Glasgow, Tailor. Professional soldier VBHLI(Volunteer/Five Battillion, Highland Light Infantry); 40th Rifles, Winnipeg; 19th Alberta Dragoons. WWI: 92 Battilion, 26 Battilion, sniper. Frequent member Canadian Bisley team. Numerous awards. Interred Edmonton Military Cemetary.
Obituary published as a newpaper article in the Edmonton Journal, Friday September 13, 1929 reads:
"Marksman Passes. Sgt. D. McInnes, Noted Rifle Shot, Dies in Edmonton. Sergt. Dugald McInnes, one of Canada's best rifle shots, who died at the University Hospital Thursday. Had Shot Many Times at Bisley; Military Funeral Saturday. Sergeant Dugald McInnes, well known as one of Canada's best rifle shots, died at the University hospital Thursday. The funeral which will be military, will be held Saturday at 2:30 P.M., from the Memorial Hall. Born in Argyllshire, Scotland, 52 years ago, Sergt. McInnes came to Canada in 1904, settling first in Manitoba and moving to Edmonton three years later. In the old land he was a member of the 1st V.B.H.L.I., and was a regular competitor at the Bisley rifle meeting. Since coming to Canada he has been connected with the militia, first with the 90th Rifles, Winnipeg: and later with the 19th Alberta Dragoons, a total of 30 years' service. On his first appearance as a competitor at the Dominion Rifle matches in 1904 he won a place on the Canadian Bisley team for 1905, but being in Glasgow at the time of the Meet he shot with his old regiment and won the "Alexandra", one of the major Bisley competitions. Returning to Edmonton, he was a regular competitor at Ottawa, and it rarely happened that he failed to win his place on Bisley teams. In 1907, when leading shots from Britain and Australia were among the competitors, he won the Governor General's prize, the chief event of the Dominion meeting; and followed this up in 1909 by again winning this event, and achievement which few have attained. Sergt. McInnes shot many times as a member of the Canadian Rifle team at Bisley in the "McKinnon" and "Kolapore" matches, winning the Freemantle Cup for his individual scores in them. On one occasion, he was third in the final for the King's prize. He was chosen on two occasions to shoot for a Canadian team in the Palm Trophy International match and for his high individual score in this match in 1907 he was made a life member of the National Rifle Associaltion by the late Col. Barlow. When the Great War broke out in 1914, Sgt. McInnes was returning from Bisley, and on arriving in Canada he enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec 26 September 1914, with the 9th Battilion, Canadian Army Service Corps, (Regimental number 19246) and proceeded overseas. He served as armorer sergeant, afterwards took part in machine gun work, and later went to France as a sniper with the 26th Battilion. Returning to England he remained on duty there until discharged as medically unfit for general service on September 19, 1919. Since demobilization he has been living with his brothers on their farm at Opal. "
Sgt. MacInnes was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.