3311184 Pte James McDonald HLI KIA Keren

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  1. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    3311184 Pte James McDonald HLI

    The Above named was KIA at the Battle of Keren on the 26th March 1941,he was in the 2nd Battalion HLI, theres nothing I can find in Newspapers Online as to his Place of Birth. According to the Casualty reports four HLI men were killed that day. theres no clues on the CWCC site.
    Any pointers would be helpfull.
    thanks
    max
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    You might need to log in here Advanced Search

    Unless he appears on a family tree on the other subscription sites then you will need to go via, or hope someone has access to Scotlandspeople - have checked Ancestry and cant find a tree for him

    TD
     
  3. Gelert

    Gelert Member

    His number suggests he enlisted Feb/Mar 1933
     
  4. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    I tried Scotlands People cant find him on the casualty returns. Thank you for looking I could only find RAF casualties in Scotlands People.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2021
  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    The Scottish National War Memorial and the Roll of Honour both have him as born in Glasgow, which makes sense with HLI, struggling to further narrow him down, there seem to be a lot of James McDonalds
     
  6. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    Thanks for looking. I couldnt find him on Scotlands people under the service returns deaths. But as you say theres multiples of James McDonald. Very good of you to assist
    Regards
    Max
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949
    Name: J Macdonald
    Service Date: 1933-1935
    Service Place: India
    Campaign or Service: India
    Regiment or Unit Name: 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry
    Regimental Number: 3311184
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    Name: J Macdonald
    Service Date: 1936-1939
    Service Place: Palestine
    Campaign or Service: Palestine
    Regiment or Unit Name: 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry
    Regimental Number: 3311184
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    TD
     
  8. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Hi Max, i owned the group to the above soldier for a long time. And i could not find anything on him in the papers.
     
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  9. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    Thanks again for the help. max
     
  10. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    I often find it difficult to find any info about WW2 troops in newspapers
    Max
     
  11. Lindsay Green

    Lindsay Green New Member

    His death is recorded on Scotland's People under MACDONALD, same as Scottish National War Memorial. CWGC is McDONALD. So, who's correct? The SP entry doesn't tell you more than you already know. Oddly, I paid for a copy a some time in the past. I've no idea why.
     
  12. nemesis

    nemesis Senior Member

    Yes I know what you mean. I paid for one from Scotlands People and it tells you only the basics
    Thanks for your input
    Max
     

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