McDonald John Henderson Cpl 2760172

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Name McDonald John Henderson
Army number 2760172
Rank Cpl
Date of birth 11/5/1916.
Age 0
Unit Medically examined 13/4/1940 in Kirkcaldy and graded One (although Grade Card is dated 12/3/1940). Enlisted (called up under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act) at Kirkcaldy 18/4/1940 in the Black Watch for the Duration of the National Emergency, Posted 1 TS. Served Iceland. Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment. Posted 7th Bn Black Watch. Wounded. Class A Release. Class Z Army Reserve 25/5/46.
Company/Battery C
Platoon or other sub-unit 15 Platoon, Number 8 Section.
Task or role Section Commander.
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed but probably Spring 1940 - post-Dunkirk.
Wounded 8/2/1945 (family notified 20/2/1945 by Perth Records Office).
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action June 1964.
Home address Trade on enlistment - Assistant Paper Maker. Keith Place, Inverkeithing. 21, Glebe Park, Inverkeithing, Fife.
Source table 1TS

Corporal McDonald features in the analysis of the Reconnaissance Platoon - which can be found here.

Much of the detailed information set out above has only been able to be documented thanks to the willingness of Cpl McDonald's son to make available details of his service and copies of the relevant documents - thanks are due to him for his sharing of important family information.