William Paterson MacDonald

Royal Sussex Regiment

16th Batt. Royal Sussex Regiment
He is remembered with honour on the Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 9.

The family home was at 19, Maitland Street, Helensburgh.
The son of Lachlan and Mary MacDonald.
Siblings: William had two younger brothers, Lachlan and James, and two younger sisters, Lizzie and Flora.

William MacDonald was the eldest son of Lachlan and Mary McDonald, born and brought up in Helensburgh, where his father was a carter.
He served in the Royal Sussex Regiment and was killed in action at the age of 21.
His remains were recovered from Herlies British Cemetery in March 1920 by the 84th Labour Company and he was reburied in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Aubers Ridge.