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John Macdonald

John Macdonald

John (1897-1988)) was a son of William Macdonald and Christina Buchanan, who were originally from 11 Geshader and relocated to 5 Timsgarry in the early 1920s. John joined the Royal Naval Reserve and served in the First World War. He was unmarried.

As a boy of about 15 living in Geshader, he was a school monitor (teaching the youngest pupils) at the Mangersta school. He would walk over the moor to Mangersta and back every day; evidently he realised one day about half way across that he'd forgotten the key, ran back to fetch it and still arrived at school on time.

 

Title: John Macdonald
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Uilleam ain Ghraisibhig
Date of Birth: 11-11-1897
Date of Death: 1988
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEU 1093
Record Maintained By: CEU
Subject Id: 37563