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Donald Macarthur

Donald Macarthur

Donald Macarthur (1919-1939) was a son of Murdo Macarthur and Mary Kennedy, 10 Cromore.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N AX20005, on April 22, 1938. His record indicates that he was 5ft 10in tall with dark brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. Donald was a fisherman on Stornoway registered boats including the Columbine. 

He was Mobilised on August 27, 1939 and served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. Based at HMS Drake and aboard HMS Rawalpindi.

Donald lost his life when HMS Rawalpindi was sunk by enemy action on November 23, 1939. He died aged 20 and is commemorated on the Plymouth War Memorial, the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.


Title: Donald Macarthur
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Dòmhnall Mhurchaidh Alasdair
Also Known As: Doilean Mhurchaidh Alasdair
Date of Birth: 14-02-1919
Date of Death: 23-11-1939
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 3498
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 46192