Monday, 16 November 2009

William Macdonald and brother John

Pte William Macdonald, Seaforth Highlanders, died 21st March 1918 in France.  On the same day his brother Lance Corporal John Macdonald, Seaforth Highlanders, died age 23, also in France.

They are sons of Pipe Major William Macdonald and his wife Jessie Murray of Craigmohr, Golspie.  Pipe Major Macdonald was born in Rogart.  His wife in Brora, Clyne. In 1901 this family were living in Main Street, Golspie.  Pipe Major William died in 1909.  Jessie lived until 1933.  They are buried in Golspie where William and John are commemorated on their gravestone.

The boys are also commemorated on The Arras War Memorial, France and on Golspie War Memorial.
Photographs of the panels at Arras by Shirley Sutherland.

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