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Private Peter McDonald

1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders
Service No: 9575

Peter McDonald grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Henry and Mary McDonald of 76 Buchanan St, Coatbridge. Peters brother Private Bernard McDonald of the 1st Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers was Killed in Action on the 01/07/1916 (see index) and another brother Harry of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers was in hospital in East Africa early 1918. Peters half brother Company Sergeant Major Hugh Burns DCM MM of the 1st Battalion Cameronians was Killed in Action on the 12/04/1918 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 76 Buchanan St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 27/01/1915 Cuinchy

Enlisted

Glasgow 1914

Employed

Tube Worker in the British Tube Works

Age

21

Buried / Remembered

Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Cuinchy remained during almost the whole of the war within range of German guns, and the cemeteries in the commune were made, so far as British troops are concerned, by fighting units and Field Ambulances. Woburn Abbey Cemetery was named from a house on the East side of it used as Battalion Headquarters and as a Dressing Station. It was begun by the Royal Berkshire Regiment in June 1915 and closed in January 1916 on account of its exposed situation, but a few further burials were made as late as April 1918. Plots II to V were added after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields East of Bethune. There are now over 550, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly half are unidentified and special memorials are erected to three soldiers from the United Kingdom known or believed to be buried among them.

Additional Information

Peter was originally buried in Harley Street Cemetery and was reburied in Woburn Abbey Cemetery (see photos). Also remembered on the St Augustines Church Roll of Honour (see photos)

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