Malcolm Macdonald

Key Information

Name: Macdonald, Malcolm

DoB: June 30 1897
Regt: Private S/15448,  C company, 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
DoD: Killed in action about Oct. 13, 1916.
Academic Career:  CGS 1907-15. Edinburgh University
Biographical Information: son of James Macdonald, M.D., 17 Portland Square.

  • Malcolm was the elder son of Dr James Macdonald (1860-1928) and his wife Gertrude Lucy Macdonald.
    James hailed from Edinburgh and Gertrude from Carlisle. He had a brother Ian, also a student of CGS (1910-1916) and also then a student of Edinburgh University, who was married to Doris Curnock Wyatt in 1935. He was sent to Singapore in the Second World War and was captured. His daughter says his war was mainly spent as a doctor in the camps on the Burmese railway, and he has left extensive notes on his time there. After the war he continued to practise as a GP from 17, Portland Square until he retired in 1975.