Donald Macdonald, 19 Lionel

Mr Angus Macdonald, 19 Lionel, has received news of the death of his son, Donald, who was serving with the Seaforths and was killed in action on the 10th April 1917. He was with the first draft that crossed to France in 1914, and went through the whole campaign, without wounds or illness, until he was killed. He was home on leave from France for a few days last Christmas, and was looking in the pink of condition. He was one of the young men who attended the Navigation Class in Lionel School, and he secured his mate’s certificate at the last examination held at Stornoway shortly before mobilisation. He was a powerful young man, of splendid physique, and a most dutiful son, and brother. Great sympathy is expressed for his parents, brothers and sisters in the loss of such a promising young life cut away at the early age of 23 years.

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