McDonald, Harold

Harold 

McDonald

1898 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.29306
Regiment 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment
BirthplaceLeicester
DiedOctober 5, 1917

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About
Harold
McDonald

Harold was born in 1898 in Leicester to Alfred McDonald, a general labourer and Clara (nee Ridgeway).

They had 13 children –
Cecil Victor 1886
Phillis May 1889
Hilda Gladys 1890
Grace 1891
Frank Leonard 1893
Norah Catherine 1894
Clara Bertha 1896
Ada Jessie 1897
Harold Bertie 1898
Olive Ruth 1900
Albert Edward 1902
unknown

In 1901 census the family lived at 63 Ash Street, Leicester. In 1911 census they lived at 11 Mere Road.

Harold joined the army as Private 29678 Sherwood Forresters then became Private 29306 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Hussars). He was Killed In Action on 5.10.1917 and is buried at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, France.

His photograph is in-Illustrated Chronicle 1.12.1917 pgl

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