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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Munro MacDonald

In memory of:

Private William Munro MacDonald

April 29, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


15th Bn.


1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Additional Information


May 7, 1884
Lochcarron, Ross-shire, Scotland


September 22, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of William and Margaret Macdonald, of Redbank, Strathcarron, Ross-shire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 124 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. B. 29.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave of Private William M MacDonald, 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Lijssenthoek British Military Cemetery, Belgium. Dileas Gu Brath.

Photo by BGen G Young 15th Bn Memorial Project Team
  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
  • Shoulder Patch– Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..
1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of 

  • Cap Badge– Cap badge of the 17th Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.

  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave marker
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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