Duncan Groat MacDonald

Biography of Duncan Groat MacDonald

Duncan MacDonald
Duncan MacDonald

Gunner Duncan Groat MacDonald of the Royal Artillery was born in Glasgow and attended the High School there. He studied at the University, graduating MA in 1937 and LLB in 1939, and became a law apprentice with McClure, Naismith, Brodie & Co. In June 1940 he joined the Royal Artillery.

MacDonald served in Syria, Palestine and the Western Desert. He was taken prisoner in June 1942 and spent four months in Campo PG 153 in North Africa, before being sent to Italy. He was transferred from transit camp 66 to Caserta Hospital suffering from broncho-pneumonia, but died three days later on 22 November 1942.


Duncan Groat MacDonald
Born 21 May 1916, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 22 November 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1937; Arts, LLB, 1939; Social Sciences,
Father's Details: Duncan MacDonald; Journalist
War Service: Gunner, Royal Artillery
Grave / Memorial: Caserta War Cemetery, Italy
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 10th Aug 2012

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