Fife mother gives seven sons to the army


Tuesday, November 28 – 1916
Mrs. Macdonald, East Wemyss, has to be congratulated upon the patriotism shown by her seven sons, the photographs of five of whom are reproduced below. Most of the lads were engaged in the coal fields, but the call of the khaki proved too strong for them.

Already three of them have been wounded and another gassed on the field of battle. Football followers will recognise in the group two well-known Dundee players, Lance-Corporal John Macdonald and Private Daniel R. Macdonald, the present centre half. The names (reading from left to right) are: – Private Angus Macdonald, Black Watch (wounded); Lance-Corporal John Macdonald, Gordon Highlanders (gassed); Private Daniel R. Macdonald, Gordon Highlanders; Signaller David Macdonald, Navy; and Pte. Donald Macdonald, A.S.C.,; Pte. Sam Macdonald, who is in the Canadians, was wounded. Private Robert Macdonald is with the Black Watch.
(Dundee Courier, 28-11-1916)

Note: Two of the brothers played for Liverpool before the war, John and David Macdonald.

The Macdonalds brothers.
The Macdonalds

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