DONALDSON, John

Known as: 
Jock
Rank: 
Lance Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
2884838
Died : 
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
25
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Operations: 
Lance Corporal John Donaldson 2 Commando

Lance Corporal John Donaldson, 3 troop, died during the raid at St Nazaire. He was one of the commando contingent on HMS Campbeltown.  

He was part of the Assault Party commanded by Lieut. John Roderick who later described him in the following words "Corporal Donaldson was a big loss to us. He was quite one of the nicest members of the troop. A quiet, soft spoken Scotsman with a charming smile and a most proficient soldier. [*]

Sources
CWGC
Image credit:  Josephine Donaldson and Joanne Burnett. [view in CVA Gallery]
St Nazaire Society website
[*] Second World War Experience Centre.
 

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