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Full Name
Angus MacDonald
Rank Last Held
Chaplain Class II (Lieutenant-Colonel) (Senior Chaplainl)
Forename(s)
Angus
Surname
MacDonald
War
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
18/2
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
14 February 1871
Religion
Presbyterian
First Known Rank
  • Unknown
  • Chaplain Class IV (Captain)
  • Captain
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Unknown
  • Presbyterian Minister
  • Presbyterian Minister
Next of Kin
  • Unknown
  • Mrs Lucy MacDonald (wife), The Manse, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mrs Lucy MacDonald (wife), The Manse, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Married
  • Married
Enlistment Address
  • Unknown address
  • The Manse, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand
  • The Manse, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment Date
  • Unknown
  • 1 December 1914
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
  • 2nd Reinforcements
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • New Zealand Chaplains' Department
  • 11th Reinforcements New Zealand Chaplains' Department
Embarkation Date
  • 14 December 1914
  • 1 April 1916
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
  • Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination
  • Suez, Egypt
  • Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
  • Vol1
  • 28
Page on Nominal Roll
  • 440
  • 28
Campaigns
  • South Africa
  • Gallipoli
  • Egypt
Military Awards
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)
Award Circumstances
MiD: LG 28.1.1916: In connection with the operations described in General I. Hamilton's despatch dated 11 December 1915.
Wounds and Diseases
Gassed in France
Discharge Date
28 March 1919
Reason for Discharge
End of war
Place of Death
Auckland, New Zealand
Date of Death
10 April 1934
Age at Death
63
Year of Death
1934
Cause of Death
Gassing during the war ultimately caused his death
Cemetery Name
Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Grave Reference
PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION D Row 16, Plot 6
Biographical Notes
  • Born in Scotland, he lived at 1 Keose, Isle of Lewic, Western Isles, Scotland.
  • He had also served in the South African war, probably with the Seaforth Highlanders and was Mentioned in Despatches for his gallant conduct by Sir George White and General Kitchener.
  • Left the army and went to Canada, where he was ordained in 1908. He settled in New Zealand in 1912
  • He organised hospital work and attended to the wounded in the Gallipoli campaign.
  • In 1917 he was promoted to Assistant Chaplain-General with the rank of Major.
Postwar Occupation
Presbyterian Minister
Description of Image
  • Headstone, Waikumete Cemetery (photograph S Lees February 15 2009)
  • Grave, Waikumete Cemetery (photograph S Lees February 15 2009)
Archives NZ source
NZETC
Further References
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum