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Dr. William Grant MacDonald 

Dr. William Grant MacDonald

Male 1899 - 1976

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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  4 Jul 1899  Sombra, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1925  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Doctor 
    Died  3 Jun 1976 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region  Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Doctor 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-110120 
    Buried  Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I110120  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2019 

    Father  David Marshall "Marshall" MacDonald,   b. 1865, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1941, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Frances Barbara "Frankie" Jones,   b. 25 Dec 1870, Belleview, Hastings Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1966, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Oct 1890  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F52150  Group Sheet

    Family  Edith Christie Dawson, R. N.,   b. 1899,   d. 1975 
    Family ID  F52152  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    MacDonald,WilliamGrant-knighting.jpg

  • Notes 
    • William Grant MacDonald graduated from the faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, in 1922 and came to Kitchener in 1925.

      He lectured on first aid to employee groups and was medical examiner for several industries and doctor for local sporting teams. Medical Officer with the first Battalion, Scots Fusiliers, he was awarded the Efficiency Decoration. He later went on reserve as major.

      His greatest contribution to the community was the invaluable service he gave to the St. John Ambulance organization. He formed the St. John Ambulance Brigade in 1940 and became area surgeon and later divisional surgeon. Through his efforts, a branch house and training centre, The William G. MacDonald House, was opened in Kitchener.

      He was made Serving Brother, Officer Brother, and in 1965 Commanding Brother of the Order of St. John. For his great services to the organization, in 1971 he was made a Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem by Governor-General Michener.

      Waterlooregionmuseum.com. (2016). Waterloo Region Museum \\ Inductees - M to O. [online] Available at: http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/region-hall-of-fame/inductees-m-to-o/ [Accessed 30 Jun. 2016].

  • Sources 
    1. [S655] Vit - ON - Birth Registration, 902231 (1918), Wm. Grant MacDonald..

    2. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Jul 1899 - Sombra, Lambton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Doctor - 1925 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Doctor - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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