George Porter Macdonald

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9399
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion,
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 26.09.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.C.48.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Aberdeen
  • Address: 9 Mortimer Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Macdonald, 86 Sydenham St, Toronto, Canada

  • Father:

    James Macdonald, 86 Sydenham St, Toronto, Canada

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Porter Macdonald

The C.W.G.C. website has this mans date of death recorded as 2 different dates, The Grave Registration Report Form lists his date of death as 26.09.1915, whilst the Index record lists his date of death as 02.10.1915.

George P. Macdonald   9399  2d Gordon Highlanders


Mrs Macdonald, 9 Mortimer Street, Dundee, has lost two of her three sons in the war.  She has received official intimation that Sergeant George P. Macdonald, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, died of wounds in a French hospital on 2nd October.

Sergeant Macdonald, who was 27 years of age, was originally a member of the 1st Battalion, and had served for eleven years, four of which were spent in India and Egypt.

Dundee Courier 23rd October 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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