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Donald, known as Donald Bàn, was born in 1896, the son of fisherman John MacAskill and Mary Ann MacDonald of Rubha Mor. His father drowned when Donald was just 3 years old, and the family moved to Backhill. He was a pupil at Berneray School between 1902 and 1911.
In due course he married Chris Ann Morrison of Kintulavig, near Leverburgh. They emigrated to Canada, where Donald became a lieutenant in the Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment of Canada.