John Cecil Feeney

John Cecil Feeney

Rank and Honours: Private
Unit(s): The Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 5th Universities Company
Next of Kin / Parents: John Henry Feeney (father)
Elizabeth Gillen (mother)
Date of Birth: 11 July, 1897
Enlisted: 23 February 1916 in Ottawa
Date of Death (& Place): 15 September, 1916, Courcelette, France
Burial Information: Battlefield burial where he died site unknown
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Further Personal Information: JOHN CECIL FEENEY July 11, 1897 – Sept. 15, 1916
Private, Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry.
Son of John H. Feeney; b. Marmora; ed. Peterborough S.S. and C.I.; St. Michael’s College 1913-16; College Rugby, Hockey, Baseball teams; C.O.T.C.
Though qualified as a Lieutenant in the C.O.T.C. he enlisted in the ranks of the 5th Universities Company, P.P.C.L.I., early in 1916. In July he joined the Battalion in France, being attached to the Headquarters bombers. Two months later he was killed in action at the battle of Courcelette. Buried where he fell.
Source: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921, Page 44
In Memoriam article in SMC College Year Book, 1916, Page 49
Extract of Diary of Capt. William J. O’Brien dated 16 Jan 1916
Details have been verified from the following sources: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission