Malcolm Macdonald, 18 Laxay

Last address in Lewis: 18 Laxay
Son of John and Catherine Macdonald
Service unit: 16th Canadian Infantry
Service number: 21742
Date of birth: 14 August 1882
Date of death: 9 July 1921 at the age of 38
Interred: Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, grave Mil. 337

Malcolm was an unmarried stonemason when he signed up with the CEF on 23 September 1914 at Valcartier.

He is described as follows:

Height: 5 ft 10½ in
Complexion: fair
Eyes: hazel
Hair: brown

Malcolm was one of the children of John (1839) and Catherine (1850), the others being  Alex (1872), Angus (1874), Catherine (1878), Christina (1882), George (1888) Hector (1891), Jessie Ann (1880), John (1886),  Malcolm (1876) and an unnamed female infant who died in 1893 after only 6 days.

His brother George also served with the Canadians but was killed in action in 1918; his brother Hector was in the Seaforth Highlanders, and survived the war.

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