Mack enlisted in the 160th Bruce battalion at Tiverton on 5 Feb 1916. He was described as 6ft 1.5 inches in height, with dark complexion, grey eyes and black hair. He was Baptist. Mack embarked from Halifax on 17 Oct on the S.S. Metagama. Remaining in England at Witley, he was appointed acting Lance Corporal, then acting Corporal on 31 Mar 1917. In July he was knocked down to private after been absent without leave for two days. He spent a couple of weeks in hospital for parotiditis (mumps). Mack finally got to France on 1 Mar 1918 with the 1st Battalion. On 1 September 1918, Mack won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty". A big, powerful man, he cleared exploding six inch shells off a road while being strafed by an aircraft, and so allowed the advance to proceed. (See Norman McLeod, "The History of the County of Bruce 1907-1968", Vol 2, pg 233; and "Bruce in Khaki" (1934)). He returned to England in Mar 1919 and to Canada in Apr 1919. About 1930, Mack moved to Cedar B.C. where he was a logger. He and Jean had no children. Mack retired in 1958 and they moved to White Rock two years prior to his death. He died suddenly at home of a heart attack. His body was cremated at Ocean View crematorium in Burnaby. His ashes were buried in Tiverton Cemetery on 12 April 1963.
Father: Archibald MacKinnon b: 1 Sep 1837 in Salum, Tiree, Argyll, Scotland c: 18 Oct 1837 in Salum, Tiree, Argyll, Scotland
Mother: Catherine McDonald b: 3 Aug 1856 in Fergus, Nichol Tp, Wellington Co, Ontario
Marriage 1 Jane Stuart (Clark) Evans