Regiment : 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment attached South Wales Borderers formerly of Monmouthshire Regiment
Service number : 58979
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 29th May 1940 aged 28
Buried : Commemorated on Dunkirk Memorial, France, Column 57.
Relatives : Son of Major James Kerr Macdonald and Emily Ann Macdonald, of Worcester. A.I.B.
Memorial : Claines St John Baptist Church WW2 Roll of Honour
Also appears on : Claines St John Baptist Church Churchyard Memorial
he following report appears in Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 15th June 1940 under Other Casualties:
The list of County men reported missing includes the names of Captain Graham W. Macdonald, of the Worcestershire Regiment, only son of Mt J. Macdonald, Superintendent of the Worcester G.P.O., and Mrs Macdonald, of Ballochmyle, Albany Terrace, Worcester; and 2nd Lieut. Eustace Cleverley, of the same Regiment.
Captain Macdonald served with the Monmouthshire Regiment before transferring to the Worcestershires some time before the outbreak of war. Aged 27, he had been employed for four years at Lloyds Bank, Worcester, where he was held in high esteem by colleagues.
He was educated at the Crypt Grammar School, Gloucester, and East dean Grammar School, Forest of Dean.
Of a somewhat retiring disposition, Captain Macdonald was a man of simple tastes; his greatest joy was to ramble with his dog over the Malverns.
Graham Macdonald has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Dunkirk Memorial.