Donald Macrae, 25 Coll

 Donald Macrae
Image courtesy Clan Macrae Roll of Honour
Last address in Lewis: 25 Coll,
Son of John Macrae
Service unit: 43rd Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Service number: 199000
Date of death: 16 August 1918 at the age of 28
Killed in action
Memorial: Vimy Memorial,
Local memorial: Back

Date of birth: 25 November 1889
Height: 5 ft 11¾ in
Complexion: Ruddy
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Policeman
Current address: 221 Robertson Street, Fort William
Volunteered at Fort William, ON on 25 February 1916 

Donald is shown in the 1901 census at 25 Coll, aged 11. Also present are his parents John and Mary (aged 41) as well as his siblings Isabella (14), Angus (6), John Neil (3) and Kenneth (1).

His brother John Neil was killed in action in 1916 whilst serving with the Seaforth Highlanders. His brother Angus also served with the Canadian Army, but survived the war.

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