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Publication: The Daily Times, Moncton
Issue: 16 August 1922 p7
Title: Death Claimed Mr. Doug. MacDonald Tues. Afternoon
Widespread regret will be felt at the death of Mr. Douglas Fraser Macdonald, which occurred at his home 78 Weldon street, yeaterday afternoon about five o'clock, after a lingering illness of over two years duration.
The deceased who had been a young man of a most promising future contracted a cold in March, 1920, from which complications set in, his condition growing gradually worse. For over a year he was receiving treatment at the River Glade Sanatorium and about six months ago he was removed to his home here where he steadily declined until the grim reaper relieved him of his sufferings.
The late Mr. Macdonald had enjoyed a wide circle of friends and acquaintances among whom he was deservedly popular and among whom he was familiarly known as "Doug" Macdonald. His passing will be keenly felt.
The youngest of a family of five boys the deceased enlisted for service in the Great War on the attainment of his eighteenth birthday, and joined the 65th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. After a short period of training he went overseas with his unit. He went to France in March, 1917, and was taken on the strength of the 48th Battery. He was wounded three times, twice in 1917 and the last time in Sept. 1918 in the crossing of the Canal du Nord in the advance on Cambrai. He was invalided home in Januay 1919.
Previous to the war the deceased had been an employee of the Bank of Montreal in both the Moncton and the Shediac Branches. On his return from the war he was employed for some time in the Freight Receiving Dept. of the T. Eaton Co., Ltd., local branch.
Deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. Daniel Macdonald, cutter for M. MacLeod, tailor, and Mrs. Macdonald, and four brothers. The brothers are Capt. Stanley Macdonald, manager of the Havelock branch of the Bank of N.S.; Jack, of the C.N.R., at home; Watts, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Nokomas, Sask., and who was overseas with the Canadian Engineers, and Wilfrid L., of the Bank of Nova Scotia staff, at Chatham, N.B. Deceased was 24 years of age, having been born in Charlottetown on Jan.10, 1898.
The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence, 78 Weldon street.