Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Donald, William

Rank: Private

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of John Donald, carpenter, Rothiemay. Born Marnoch, Banffshire, 2 July 1893; educated at Rothiemay Public School and Gordon's College, Aberdeen; student in Arts, 1912-14. He joined the Gordon Highlanders in 1911, and became a member of the University Company of the 4th Gordons just prior to the war. After doing the annual camp training, he was mobilized with his unit in August 1914, volunteering at once for foreign service. In Bedford he was trained for active service and went to France with the Battalion in February 1915. He served efficiently during that spring and summer while the Battalion were in Flanders, was twice wounded, and during the severe fighting in autumn 1915 was killed in action at Loos between 25 and 29 September 1915.

Date of Death: 25 September 1915

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38, Column 6.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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