MacDonald, Donald John

Regimental Number: 2373358
Rank: Private
Branch: 43rd Battalion

Donald was born in Stornoway, Scotland on October 27, 1897. He enlisted in Winnipeg in September of 1917. From June until August of 1918, Donald was in hospital with a bad case of influenza/bronchitis. In 1920 he and his brother Allan settled in the South Peace area; Donald’s property was located at 23-70-9-W6, 19-71-8-W6, and 31-71-8-W6. After proving up his land, Donald took a job with the Soldier Settlement Board and moved to Grande Prairie. He married a Miss MacDonald of Wanham and gave up farming after their marriage. They eventually moved to Edmonton, where Donald died.

Source: Along the Wapiti p. 411; Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 458; homestead records