MacDonald, Joseph Mcrae
Regiment: South African 9th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance
Biography: Son of John Macdonald, wine merchant ; born Resolis, Ross-shire, 28 December 1881; entered the University in 1900 ; graduated M.B., 1906 ; went to South Africa where he held various medical appointments under Government, in German South West Africa, Bechuanaland, and Cape Province, and later took up a large practice in Marydale, Cape Colony. Early in the war Macdonald joined the Forces and served in West and East Africa for about three years with the rank of Surgeon-Captain ; in 1915 he was appointed Senior Medical Officer by General Smuts. For health reasons he had to retire from the Army, and he resumed his practice, but the rigours of the campaign had undermined his previously robust constitution and he died, 19 October 1918.
Date of Death: 19 October 1918
Burial Details: Buried at Marydale, Cape Town.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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