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The Parish of the Good Samaritan Burnley

including the churches of

Christ the King with St Teresa's, St John the Baptist and St Mary of the Assumption


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Private Michael McDonald

Service Number: 2336

1st/5th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

Killed in Action 3rd September 1915, aged 23

Son of Mr. & Mrs. McDonald, Fraser Street, Burnley

Husband of Ethel McDonald, Edenfield (formerly 20 Foulridge Street, Burnley)



From the Burnley Express 6th November 1915: "NOW REPORTED KILLED".  Death of well-known Burnley man

The official casualty lists issued this week have included the following:  Previously reported missing, now reported killed - East Lancashire Regt., 5th Batt. (T. F.), McDonald (2336), M.  This notice refers to Pte. Michael McDonald, who formerly resided at 20 Foulridge Street.  Pte. McDonald, who would have been 24 years of age on September 28th, formerly worked as a cutlooker at Rake Head Shed, and joined the Territorials in September of last year.  He was reported as missing from September 3rd last, and the official news of his death came from the War Office last week.  His wife and little son have been lately residing at the home of the wife's parents at Edenfield.  Pte. McDonald, who was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Ivy Street, was the eldest of the ten children of Mr. & Mrs. McDonald of Fraser Street.  He has a brother on active service in France.  Pte. McDonald was a fine looking young man, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him, and he was exceedingly well-known.


Commemorated on the Helles Memorial: Panel 114 to 118