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Private A McDonald


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Private Arthur MCDONALD, G/11392, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 22nd July 1916.

Born, Plumstead, London, son of Emma McDonald, 36 Lopen Road, Silver Street,  Edmonton, London. 


1911 Census - 15 Ashwell Grove, Bull Lane, Edmonton, Upper Edmonton - Emma McDonald, head, age 44, widow, married 24 years, 9 children, 7 still alive, charwoman, employed, born London; Alexander James McDonald, son, age 20, single, milkman, employed, born Brockley, London; Louisa Alice McDonald, daughter, age 18, single, dressmaking, shirt hand, employed born Plumstead, London; Arthur McDonald, son, age 16, single, milkman, employed, born Plumstead, London; Flora McDonald, daughter, age 15, single, glove maker. glove warehouse (Dents?), employed, born The Hyde, Edmonton; Ada McDonald, daughter, age 13, school & errand girl, born The Hyde, Edmonton; Ethel McDonald, daughter, age 11, scholar, born The Hyde, Edmonton; Gladys Winifred McDonald, daughter, age 7, scholar, born Edmonton, Middlesex.


Enlisted 22nd November 1915, Tottenham, N, age 21 years & 3 months, height 5ft 4½ inches, weight 115lbs.  Resided 36 Lopen Rd, Silver Street,  Edmonton, London.  Formerly milkman.

Home, 22nd November 1915 to 23rd May 1916; BEF, 24th May 1916 to 22nd July 1916.

22nd November 1915, enlisted; 30th November 1915, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 3rd December 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th January 1916, Chatham, Whilst on Active Service, dirty on 7am parade, 7 days confined to Barracks; 24th May 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 25th May 1916, Infantry Base Depot; 16th June 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field, "C" Company; 22nd July 1916, posted missing.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.


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