The fate of the first of the Bank of Commerce Gunners has been found.
Gunner John Joseph McEachern, regimental #327975; enrolled as a Gunner in 59th Battery, 15th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery and was later transferred to 60th Battery, 14th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.
He died due to injuries received in a training accident in England. On 22 March 1917, while getting on a limber, his foot slipped and caught causing a fractured left tibia. He was admitted to Bramshott Military Hospital and on 23 March his condition was good. At 11:00 p.m. that evening, he was found unconscious and died the following morning at 3 a.m. Temperature 105.4, death attributed to an embolism. Gunner McEachern is interred at Witley (Milford) Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom.
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