In memory of
Samuel Macdonald DCM
who died on 15 Sep 1916
|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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|Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration||159 - Sherwood|
|Cemetery or memorial location||Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France
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|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.)|
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