18 May 1945
We record with deep regret the death in action late in February of Captain Norman A Donaldson (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) of Toronto at the early age of 29. His mother, who emigrated to Canada some 30 years ago and is married to a native of Motherwell, is Mary, third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Norman Campbell, to Lemreway, and sister of the late Donald Campbell, proprietor of the Hotel Windsor, Durban, South Africa, where Lewis seamen were always welcome. Shortly before he was killed, Captain Donaldson had sent word to his two aunts, Miss Christy Campbell and Mrs Nicolson of Lemreway, that he looked forward to visiting his mother's native village, but, alas! it was not to be. Enlisting in the army as a private in 1942, Captain Donaldson graduated from Three Rivers in January 1943, with a commission as lieutenant. He went overseas the following July, and saw service in France, Belgium and Holland. He was wounded at Falaise in August, 1944, and again at Bergen op Zoom in October. prior to his enlistment he was employed with the C.P.R. He was married in December 1942. Surviving also are his parents, a brother and a sister.