Lieutenant Richard Donaldson

Biography of Lieutenant Richard Donaldson

Richard Donaldson was born in Glasgow in 1893 . His father, also a Richard Donaldson, was a patternmaker.

Richard attended the University of Glasgow from 1910-1915 , taking classes in Mathematics and Chemistry in his first year, Mathematics (Higher Ordinary), French and Natural Philosophy in his second, Mathematics (Intermediate Honours), Natural Philosophy and English in his third, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Physics in his fourth year and Mathematics and Astronomy in his fifth and final year.

During his fifth year he interrupted his studies to serve in WW1 and joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Anson Battalion) as a Lieutenant. He was awarded the Military Cross in December 1917 for distinguished service in the field.

Richard was killed in action in France on 05 September 1918 and was buried at Croisilles Railway Cemetery.


Lieutenant Richard Donaldson
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Anson Battalion - Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Degree: Student
Awards: Military Cross
Comments: Killed in action
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/67


Collection of papers: Robert Pool's Flickr Set

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