Capt Donald MacDonald MC, Camerons

 

1892 Jun 10. Born Raasay, Invernessshire

101 census Living with his (widowed) mother, who is a crofter

Name Age
Kate Macdonald 47
Mary Macdonald 18
Donald Macdonald 8

1915 Oct 30. Landed in France

1916 Feb 6. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Serjeant Donald MacDonald to be Second Lieutenant.

1918 Jun 11. Cam'n Highrs. Lt. D. MacDonald, M.C. (T.F.), relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co.

1918 Jul 23. MC Gazetted. Lt. Donald MacDonald, Cam'n Highrs. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of his company. When the unit on his left was driven back he extended his flank and caused the enemy enormous casualties, only retiring when both flanks were turned. Throughout the day he showed great initiative and courage, crossing to and fro over ground swept by heavy fire to encourage and cheer his men.

1918 Aug 15. Cam'n Highrs. The undermentioned relinquish the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co.: — Lt. D. Macdonald, M.C. (T.F.).

1918 Oct 24. Cam'n Highrs. Lt. D. Macdonald, M.C. (4th Bn., T.F.), relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. a Co.

1919 Sep 17. Cam' Highlanders. Lt. D. MacDonald, M.C. (4th Bn., T.F.), relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to be empld. with a Serv. Bn.

1921 May 4. Joined ADRIC with service no 1925. Posted to R Coy

1921 May 14 Posted to P Coy

1921 Aug 9. Promoted Section Leader

1922 Jan 24. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1921 Mar 24. Territorial Force. Lt. D. MacDonald, M.C., from 4th Bn., Camerons, to be Capt. 24th Mar. 1921.

 

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