Donald Macdonald, 9 Gravir


Private DONALD MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 9 Gravir,
Son of Malcolm and Christina MacDonald, of 51, Balfour St., Glasgow, Scotland.
Service unit: 21st Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Service number: 123779
Date of death: 16 February 1917 at the age of 24
Killed in action in France
Interred: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi, grave IV. D. 14.
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader

Date of birth: 9 November 1894
Place of birth: Glasgow
Height: 5 ft 2¾ in in
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Farmer
Next of kin: Malcolm / Christina Macdonald, Parents, of 51 Balfour St, Maryhill, Glasgow
Volunteered at Aylmer on 18 September 1915


Donald was one of the children of Malcolm (1856) and Christina (1858), the others being   Ann (1887), John (1890) and Roderick (1885).

His brothers Roderick and John served in the RNR, and Kenneth was a sergeant in the Highland Light Infantry. Roderick was lost at the Battle of Jutland.

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