Alfred Donaldson

Private 241612
Highland Light Infantry, 1st/6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion
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
Died of wounds
BurialDeir El Belah War Cemetery, D. 40
His headstone bears the phrase ‘Faithful unto death’
Son of William M. and Isabella Donaldson, of 276, High St., Glasgow.
William M Donaldson (c1860-1952) & Isabella (c1860-1946)
London, North Eastern Railway, train guard
Probably an only child
Warehouseman (1911)
Union Street, Montrose, Angus
13 Bernard Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow
276 High Street, Glasgow
Not known
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Quartus Lair 374?
Scottish National War Memorial Barony Hall [formerly Barony Parish Church]
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch 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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