Alfred Donaldson

RankPrivate 241612
RegimentHighland Light Infantry, 1st/6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion
Military Service

6th HLI started their war service in Gallipoli before moving to Egypt at the beginning of 1916. Donaldson did not hold the 1914-15 Star so cannot have joined them until 1916 at the earliest and thus was not at Gallipoli. From 1916 until 1918 the 6th HLI remained in the Middle East.


c1889, Montrose

Death11th August 1917
Circumstances of Death

Died of wounds

BurialDeir El Belah War Cemetery, D. 40

His headstone bears the phrase ‘Faithful unto death’

CWGC Information

Son of William M. and Isabella Donaldson, of 276, High St., Glasgow.


William M Donaldson (c1860-1952) & Isabella (c1860-1946)

Father's Occupation

London, North Eastern Railway, train guard


Probably an only child




Warehouseman (1911)

1891 Census

Union Street, Montrose, Angus

1901 Census

13 Bernard Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow

1911 Census

276 High Street, Glasgow

Home Address

Not known

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair 374?
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial
Barony Hall [formerly Barony Parish Church]

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Family Search

Scotlands People

The Long, Long Trail

The Scottish War Memorials Project



Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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