Rev. Alfred Henry Creeggan

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On this day in 1915 Alfred Henry Creeggan enlisted in London, England at the age of 44. He had been serving as the Chaplain to the Mohawks at Christ Church in Tyendinaga since 1903 and had also served as Chaplain to the Prince Edward Regiment in Ontario. His service record shows that he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the rank of Major and became part of  the Chaplain Services of the 3rd Infantry Division. He was described as five feet ten inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair.

Creeggan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 22nd, 1871, the son of George Creeggan and Anne (née Young). He married Mary Sheffield on April 28th, 1897 in Lyndhurst, Ontario and by 1911 the couple had four children.

Alfred crossed the Channel to France on January 6th, 1916 and served there for the rest of the war as an honorary major and senior chaplain of the 3rd Infantry Brigade. He was sent back to England on March 26th, 1919 and returned to Canada in May, being demobilized in Ottawa on May 20th, when he returned to Deseronto. He was appointed as the Rector of Gananoque in May 1927 and died there on July 16th, 1933 at the age of 62.

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