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Donald Ross MacDonell

In memory of:

Constable Donald Ross MacDonell

April 19, 1931
Fourteen River (Hudson Bay), Manitoba

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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D Division

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March 9, 1928

Cst. Macdonell was born in Alberta. He had family members who served as members of the NWMP, RNWMP, and the RCMP. Prior to joining the Force, Cst. Macdonell worked on survey crews with the Department of Public Works for Alberta. He was camping with S/Cst. Massan on a small island that was surrounded by ice. A sudden thaw and runoff quickly began to flood the island while they slept. They were unable to make it safely to shore.

Commemorated on Page 50 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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