William McDonald


9th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 7.

The family home was at 50, East Princes Street, Helensburgh. The grandson of Captain Archibald McDonald (Yachtsman) and Helen McDonald who lived in Maitland Buildings. The son of Archibald McDonald (house painter).
Siblings: William had an older sister, Mary.


William McDonald was born in Glasgow. He was brought up, along with his sister, in Helensburgh by his father, who was a house painter, and his grandparents.

William served his apprenticeship as a baker with Mr McAdam before enlisting in 1915.

William died of wounds received in battle. He was 24 years of age.