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MacDonald, John, enlisted at Levis, Quebec, originally from Carinish, North Uist, Scotland. D.C.M. Occupation: Stone Cutter. Military Service: Private, Sergeant, Reg. No. 860, PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: Sergt. [John] McDonald [MacDonald] – hit in the stomach. [A. H. S.] Beach [Beech], [H. L.] Chappel[l], [H. G.] Watson and myself volunteered. (The rest of the platoon are being relieved in an hour or two so we will not come back). Stretcher made of two Mauser rifles and a rubber sheet. McDonald [MacDonald] in great pain. Having considerable trouble with him but nothing so bad as we had with [C.G.] Butchard [Butchart] on the night of 3rd and 4th of June,” 3:16 Sep ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 246, Sgt. MacDonald died of wounds received near Courcelette on 15 September 1916.
Date of Death: 17 September 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, France. Grave Reference: I.C.9.