Today we remember …
|17th October 1918
Ronald MacDonald, Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, C Social 1900, Captain, 3rd Bn, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Died of pneumonia on active service in France
He was the only surviving son of Lord and Lady MacDonald of Arnadale Castle, Isle of Skye. He married Helen Swinnerton-Dyer in 1915.
He worked as an engineer, initially for three years with Vickers and Maxim, the arms manufacturers, then on railways in Britain and the USA. From 1909 he transferred to finance and insurance.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was attached to the staff at the Infantry Base at Cherbourg. He is buried at Tourlaville Communal Cemetery.