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Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« on: Tuesday 31 October 17 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Remembering all who have fallen in conflict especially Daniel Stewart Macdonald son of Daniel Stewart Macdonald and his wife Janet McNab, Daniel was  killed on 18th February 1917 on the Somme. As he and his parents and siblings  lived in the Glasgow area I'm sure he would have joined a Scottish regiment. I am hoping to find any relatives of my Gt Uncle Daniel or descendants of his siblings who might be able to give me details about him regarding family etc. what regiment he was in, any details at all would be welcome. I have not been able to trace him on any of the war records so any information would be welcome.
Many thanks Colin Macdonald.

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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 13:45 GMT (UK) »
You might find him listed as Donald as the names were interchangeable!

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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure of his date of death?
I'm not seeing anything on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website? www.cwgc.org
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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 13:54 GMT (UK) »
Worth looking here...

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As Skoosh says may be Donald but also check for Mc & with or without middle name or initial?

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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 14:48 GMT (UK) »
To KGarrad thanks, the date of Daniel's death and at the Somme are written on the back of his photograph, I have not been able to find his war record details using the date of his death so don't know what to try next.
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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi Colin,

Was his date of birth 12th June 1885 ? If so there is a tree on Ancestry which has further details regarding Daniel and his family.

He was a private in the Highland Light Infantry regimental number 40604.

Hope this helps.



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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 15:23 GMT (UK) »
The tree on Ancestry has the same photo as yourself, same date, but shows a link to a Daniel McDonald died 15/7/1917.    Is the date on the photo really clear?   For instance, could the day '18' actually be 15, and the month '2' actually be 7?

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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 15:25 GMT (UK) »
CWGC has:

Private Daniel McDonald, 40604
15th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry
Died 15th July 1917

Commemorated at Nieuport Memorial, West Flanders

Nieuport is now called Nieuwpoort, and lies halfway between Dunkirk and Ostend.


See: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1640801/mcdonald,-daniel/
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Re: Daniel Stewart Macdonald
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 31 October 17 17:37 GMT (UK) »
He is also commemorated in the Scottish National War Memorial Book of Remembrance at Edinburgh Castle as Daniel McDonald and his date of death is 15/7/1917.

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