From Small Lochs To Great Lakes: The Remarkable Story of a First World War Soldier, Sailor, and South Uist Crofter

Donald MacDonald

£15.95

Born in South Uist in 1897, Donald MacDonald was a soldier throughout the whole of the First World War. Afterwards, he became a sailor and then a farmer beside the Great Lakes of Canada.

ISBN: 2330 Category:

ISBN: 9781910205822

Publisher: FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

Publication date: 22 July 2016

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For the Right Reasons, 2016. 312 pages.

In English only.

Born in South Uist in 1897, Donald MacDonald was a soldier throughout the whole of the First World War. Afterwards, he became a sailor and then a farmer beside the Great Lakes of Canada. After that, he lived in the United States during the Great Depression, served in the Merchant Navy at the start of the Second World War, and worked as a rigger in the Clyde shipyards before returning to Uist where he built a house and raised 5 of his 6 children after the death of his wife, Mary Ann.

This autobiography of a varied and interesting life is a valuable contribution to the social history of both Uist and the Scottish Gaels.

 

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