DONALDSON, Charles Harvey

Known as: 
Chick
Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
CH/X109019
Born: 
Tuesday, January 16, 1923
Place of Birth: 
St. Andrews, Fife
Died : 
Sunday, March 25, 1945
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
22
Charles Donaldson 46 Commando
Marine Charles Donaldson from Auchterarder died of wounds during operations at the River Rhine crossing, Germany.
 
Marine Donaldson had served for 3 years in the Middle East, India and Ceylon before proceeding to France in July last year. He went through the campaign during the summer and autumn in France and Belgium, returning to this country for further special training in December. He was home on leave in January, and crossed to Holland later that month. Born at St Andrews, he was a gardener by occupation, and was employed at Glamis House, Dundee. [Perthshire Advertiser report 4th April 1945].
 
Sources
CWGC
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/130.
Dundee Courier - Monday 25 March 1946 - family notices. British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).
[Image] Perthshire Advertiser - Wednesday 04 April 1945 © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of The British Library Board.
 
Notes
His name is on the Auchterarder 1939-45 War Memorial in the churchyard
 
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