Macdonell, Sir Archibald Cameron

Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, KCB, CMG, DSO, police officer, soldier (b at Windsor, Canada W 6 Oct 1864; d at Kingston, Ont 23 Dec 1941). After graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1886, Macdonell joined the army but subsequently transferred to the NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, as an inspector, in 1889, and was posted to the North-West. In 1897 he played a prominent part in tracking down ALMIGHTY VOICE.

Two years later he joined the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles for service in the SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, where he was decorated for his bravery under fire. He returned to the NWMP, was promoted to superintendent and then, in 1907, joined what became Lord Strathcona's Horse. Named commanding officer in 1912, he took his unit to France in May 1915 and, because of his success, was promoted to command the 7th Brigade in December 1915, and the 1st Division in June 1917. After the war he was commandant of Royal Military College until his retirement, as lieutenant-general, in 1925.