1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Edward Macdonald

Contributed by: Muriel (McDonald) Adams, on 2008-11-13

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First Name Edward
Surname Macdonald
Year of Birth 1891
Year of Death 1914
Regiment Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
Place of Wartime Residence Brechin, Angus

Edward's Story

Edward Macdonald was my paternal grandfather's brother.

Edward had joined the army as a regular and was part of the Old Contemptibles who arrived on the Marne early in the war in 1914. His name is on the war memorial; in La Ferte sous Jarre on the Marne. The memorial is beside a roundabout in the busy market town and details of all those listed can be viewed in the town hall. I have no memories of this great-uncle and although I had heard mention that he had died in the war, we had no details.

By contrast, in the case of my other great-uncle (elsewhere on The Wall), I have lots of snippets of information handed down from his sisters, my much-loved great aunts and my grandmother too, of course. I guess the menfolk in my family are more reticent about these things than the womenfolk.

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