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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: Military personnel file
NZETC: New Zealand Electronic Text Collection topic page
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