William Hamilton Cassels Donald

Biography of William Hamilton Cassels Donald

William Donald
William Donald

Surgeon Lieutenant William Hamilton Cassels Donald was born in Prestwick and studied Medicine at the University, graduating MB, ChB in 1943. He joined the Royal Navy and served aboard the destroyer HMS Boadicea.

Donald was killed on 13 June 1944 when Boadicea was torpedoed by a German aircraft bomber off Portland Bill, while escorting a convoy of merchant ships on their way to Normandy. Only 12 members of the crew survived.


William Hamilton Cassels Donald
Born 17 October 1919, Prestwick, Scotland.
Died 13 June 1944.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1943;
Father's Details: Robert; School medical officer of health
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 8th Jan 2008

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