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John Macdonald

John Macdonald

John, b1887, was a son of John and Chirsty nee Maclean, 22 Valtos.

He served in both wars. In WW1 he was a private with the Royal Highlanders of Canada and was wounded in action in France Sept 1918. During WW2 he was a seaman with the Royal Navy.

John was married to Mary Mackenzie, 4 Gravir, in Paisley in February 1918 and lived in Glasgow:

Friday March 1, 1918

At St. George's U.F Church Paisley on 15th February, by Rev.Gavin J Tait, M.A, Pte. John Macdonald, Canadian Highlanders, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald, Valtos, Uig to Mary, second daughter to Murdo Mackenzie, Gravir, Stornoway.

(Stornoway Gazette, Uig and District News)

They were both home in Gravir in November 1918 (perhaps convalescing) when Mary died of influenza in the epidemic.


Title: John Macdonald
Record Type: People
Date of Birth: 17-03-1887
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEU 1766
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 48906