From: "The Storied Province
of Quebec Past and Present"
Ed. Col. William Wood, Dominion Publishing Company, Limited, Toronto 1931
Son of John Wilson Kilgour and Grace Platt Wales, John Rowland Kilgour was a student at
McGill University, and was killed in Ypres in the Great War. He had just completed his eighteenth year of life at the time of his enlistment, had been the head of his class in Montreal High School, and was in his second year at McGill, successfully persuing the honour course in mathematics when he became one of the first McGill men to join the First University Company under Captain Gregor Barclay. He had a strong conviction of duty, and his parents did not see fit to prevent his enlistment, and so outstanding were his service and character as to win from a comrade on leave the praise " Kilgour is one of the finest, bravest and most honourable men in the whole battallion, and you may be sure that whatever caused him to be missing he disappeared and could not be found before he was given up for lost, he was doing something to make his family proud of him."
To the memory of her son,
Mrs. Kilgour, his mother, erected a bronze tablet in St.
Edward's Presbyterian Church in Beauharnois, of which she was a
His aunt, Jeannie Kilgour, married J.C. Wilson
*researching John Rowland Kilgour.........Patty Brown (1st cousin 3 times removed)