RFA. Lt Donald Ramsay Macdonald of Sandside. circa 1906. A good portrait.


Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Donald Ramsay Macdonald. Full length photographic portrait in dress uniform, Circa 1906. by W & D Downay, London. 4 x 8 ins [150 x 195mm] image size.  The Lieutenant holds his sword, his home pattern helmet on a table at his elbow. The photograph itself is clean and undamaged but the photographer’s card mount is somewhat grubby and marked. Probably taken after his promotion to Lieutenant in 1906. Donald Ramsay Macdonald of Sandside, Caithness was born in 1884, commissioned into the RFA in 1903. In 1912 he was still serving, based in 48 Battery at Sheffield. His middle name was that of his mother, a sister of the Earl of Panmure. Other items – commissions and other documents, relating to earlier members of the Macdonald family will be found in the Manuscripts and Ephemera Collection on the website. feb19/5

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