Donald Macaulay, 25 Callanish

Last address in Lewis: 25 Callanish,
Son of the late Angus and Isabella Macaulay, of 25, Callanish, Stornoway, Scotland.
Service unit: 7th Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Service number: 428737
Date of death: 25 July 1916 at the age of 26
Killed in action in France
Interred: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, grave VI. C. 13.
Local memorial: East Loch Roag, Callanish
Went into firing line in February 1915 

Date of birth: 22 June 1890
Height: 5 ft 6¾ in 
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Labourer
Volunteered at New Westminster, BC on 19 March 1915

Donald appears in the 1901 census at 25 Callanish, aged 10, the son of Angus (67) and Bella (49), and brother of Murdo (24), Angus (17), Maggie (15) and Kenneth.

His brother John also served with the Canadians, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for devotion to duty. His brothers Kenneth and Angus were in the Seaforth Highlanders. These three survived the war.

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