Private Angus Keith MacKinven

Biography of Private Angus Keith MacKinven

Keith Angus MacKinven was born on the 24th April 1886 at 123 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyllshire. His father, Robert MacKinven, a Mason, and his mother Elizabeth made their home in Campbeltown and Angus attended the local grammar school before going on to Spiers School in Beith, Ayrshire. He attended the University of Glasgow for two years, beginning his medical studies in 1903, taking classes in Zoology and Chemistry. The following year, however, he enrolled again for Chemistry, but left no evidence of success.

MacKinven left Scotland for Canada around 1906 and worked as a clerk for the McClary Manufacturing Company in London, Ontario before moving to a promoted position in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and was posted to the Western France to serve as a Private with Lord Strathcona's Horse of the Canadian Corps Cavalry Regiment. Private Angus Keith MacKinven died in hospital at No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen, from gunshot wounds in the arm, side and knee, received at the Battle of the Somme, on the 12th October 1916, aged 30. Private Angus Keith MacKinven is buried at St Sever Cemetery, near Rouen.

Summary

Private Angus Keith MacKinven
Rank: Private
Regiment: Canadian Corps Cavalry Regiment - Strathconas Horse
Degree: Student
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died of wounds, 12th October 1916.
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/779
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

University of Glasgow Registry records.

Canadian Virtual Memorial (entry includes photograph)

Canadian Great War Project

Burial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Debt of Honour Register

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