In memory of

Private

Samuel Macdonald DCM

who died on 15 Sep 1916


Service details
  Conflict
  Service Army
  Unit 28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment
  Rank Private
  Service number 73677
  Date of death 19160915
  Cause of death killed in action
  Decorations Distinguished Conduct Medal
Narrative history
  73677 Private (28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) Samuel Macdonald Jr. DCM (b.1889) of Regina was KIA 19160915 at Courcelette and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial north of Arras, Pas-de-Calais, for the 11,000+ Canadian soldiers who perished in northern France with no known grave. Samuel Jr. was working as a butcher when he enlisted at Regina on the outbreak of the war.

Brother of John Macdonald. They were the sons of Samuel Macdonald of Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland. Two of their other brothers also served.

Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded 19161114:
For conspicuous gallantry in action. When the N.C.O's of his section had become casualties he took command and carried on under heavy fire. Later, he again took command of his section and protected the flank of a battalion with great skill and determination until he was severely wounded.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France    

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Personal information
  Date of birth 18890123
  Place of birth Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Scotland    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19141023
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation butcher
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