Stewart Donald

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Bramshott, Hants
  • Service no: 7823
  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 26.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 46 to 49

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Perth
  • Address: 31 Rosefield St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jemima Donald, c/o Allen, 86 Geneva St, St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

  • Children:

    John, born 07.01.1914

More about Stewart Donald

Stewart has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Stewart Donald was born in Perth, Scotland, and attested for the Royal Scots Fusiliers at Ayr, in June 1883. He served with a detachment from the Regiment in Egypt and the Sudan, attached to the Mounted Infantry Camel Regiment.

Donald served with the Regiment in India with distinction during the Tirah campaign 1897-98, being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal – Recommendation submitted to the Queen 9 July 1898 (Army Order 135 of 1898).

He served as Colour Sergeant Instructor of Musketry, Permanent Staff, 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers prior to being discharged 31 January 1907, having served 23 years and 221 days with the Colours. He re-enlisted into the 7th Battalion R.S.F at the beginning of WW1.

Stewart Donald  D.C.M.   7823   Royal Scots Fusiliers

DONALDKilled in action in France, on the 26th September, Sergeant-Major Stewart Donald, 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, beloved husband of Jemima Donald, 31 Rosefield Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 16th October 1915

DONALDIn loving memory of my dear husband, Coy.-Sgt.-Major Stewart Donald  D.C.M., Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action 25th September 1915.

Dundee People’s Journal 28th September 1918


Additional information and image kindly supplied by Anthony Conroy, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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