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British Families in Southern Patagonia
Obituary: Murdo MacDonald, died Buenos Aires, 23 April 1944

« The death occurred yesterday of ex-Serviceman Murdock [sic] MacDonald at the age of 59 years.

The late Mr. MacDonald, who saw service during the past war in the Seaforth Highlanders (in which two of his sons Andrew and Donald are serving in this war as volunteers from Argentina) was born in Laxay[,] Lochs, Saint [?] Lewis, Scotland.

Mr. MacDonald who was an authority on sheep farming, was first employed in Patagonia after coming to Argentina, and from there went to Chile, where he married. He was connected afterwards with the "El Sosneada" establishment in Uspallada [sic], Mendoza, as manager until it was sold, when he retired to live in San Rafael, Mendoza.

For over a year he had been in declining health and some two months ago entered a sanatorium in Buenos Aires for special treatment which proved unavailing.

Ex-Serviceman MacDonald leaves five sons and one daughter to mourn his loss, having been predeceased by his wife some 15 years ago.

The British Legion, Buenos Aires No. 1 Branch have requested their members to attend the funeral of their late comrade-at-arms, which will take place today at the British Cemetery, at 17 o´clock. »



« The cortege during the funeral of ex-Serviceman Murdoch MacDonald at the British Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The Rev. John Kent conducted the burial service and a funeral party of the British Legion, headed by Legionaries Don Francis and W. A. Mackenzie, rendered last honours to their dead comrade. »

Source: Buenos Aires Herald, 24/25-IV-1944
Thanks: Daniel MacDonald
Last updated: 29-IX-2003