Lt. Colonel Public - Donna Maxwell - Other relative - 5 August 2016 - Family Papers
- Angus AWMM
- Angus Fionn Public - Donna Maxwell - Other relative - 5 August 2016 - Family Papers
- MacDonald AWMM
- MacDonald Public - Donna Maxwell - Other relative - 5 August 2016 - Family Papaer
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- Medical, WWI AWMM
Gassed in France AWMM
- Died after Discharge from Wounds Inflicted or Disease Contracted while on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
Gassing during the war ultimately caused his death AWMM
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. AWMM
10 April 1934 AWMM
Age 63 AWMM
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Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM PRESBYTERIAN DIVISION D Row 16, Plot 6 AWMM
- NOTED SCOTSMAN PASSES, REV. ANGUS MACDONALD. SOLDIER & CLERIC. (Special to ‘Northern Advocate.’) AUCKLAND, This Day.
A severe loss has been occasioned the Presbyterian Church in Auckland by the death in a private, hospital yesterday of the Rev. Angus MacDonald, of Wesley Avenue, Mt. Albert, at the age of 63. He was held in high regard by a host of ex-soldiers throughout New Zealand, with whom he served as chaplain in ‘the Great War’, where he achieved distinction. Mr MacDonald was born at Stornaway, Isle of Lewis. He served in the Indian Array, where he saw a great deal of frontier campaigning, about which he was able to tell many stirring stories. At the outbreak of the South African War he was transferred to the new field of hostilities and served throughout the campaign, being mentioned in despatches. Returning to India, he was married in 1902 to Miss L. Brewer, of Devonshire, who journeyed to Bombay for the ceremony. Retiring from the army, he joined the services of the Presbyterian Church and went to Canada as a missionary, being ordained in Canada in 1908. Subsequently he came to New Zealand, being stationed in turn at Pokeno, Waipu, Avondale, New Lynn and Richmond.
Mr MacDonald was in the charge of Waipu on the outbreak of the Great War, and immediately joined the Colours as a Presbyterian chaplain. He served in France and Egypt, becoming senior chaplain, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. As in South Africa, he was mentioned in the despatches and was decorated with the Order of the British Empire. Suffering from the effects of gas, he returned to New Zealand and was instrumental in raising large sums of money for the troops. In 1931, for reasons of health, he retired from the active ministry and from that date had been Presbyterian Hospital Chaplain, Auckland. As a speaker of the Gaelic tongue, he periodically conducted church services in Gaelic and was founder and Chieftain of the Auckland Gaelic Club. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 21 December 2018 - PapersPast Online
- He was an elder of St. David’s Church and a member of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons, of which, for a period, he was Grand Chaplain. Mr MacDonald is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters, Mesdames J. D. Finlayson and D. F. McLean, of Waipu, and Miss L. MacDonald, of Mt Albert.
Reference to the death of Mr MacDonald was made at the meeting of the Auckland Presbytery last evening, and members stood in silence as a mark of respect. Preliminary arrangements were made for the conduct of a funeral service at St. David’s Church by the Presbytery, and a committee was appointed to frame a minute recording Mr MacDonald’s service to the church and the community. A meeting of the committee of the Gaelic Club, was to have been held last evening, but was adjourned after members had passed a resolution of sympathy with Mr MacDonald’s relatives. (Northern Advocate, 11 Apr 1934) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 21 December 2018 - PapersPast Online
- Death Notice - MacDONALD - On April 10, at a private hospital, the Rev. Angus, of 3 Wesley Avenue, Mount Albert, dearly beloved husband or Lucy, and father or Katie, Isabella, Lucy and Angus MacDonald; aged 63 years. Service at 2.30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), at St. David's Church, leaving afterwards for Waikumete Cemetery. (Auckland Star, 11 Apr 1934) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 21 December 2018 - Paperspast Online
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 440 AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
28: 28 AWMM
- Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
- The Tahitian : official souvenir of H.M.N.Z. Troopship no. 50. (1916). On board ship: Printed by Arthur Treadwell, "G" Coy, on board H.M.N.Z. Transport no. 50. AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 4: Includes portrait AWMM
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|05 August 2016||Donna Maxwell||Waipu, New Zealand.||Other relative||
|17 April 2015||Julia Jane||Naenae, Lower Hutt, New Zealand||Other Relative||
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