|1. Memorial:||Helles Memorial|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.121|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||7D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Archibald Donald, M.D., and Maude Helen Donald, of 5, Conyngham Rd., Victoria Park, Manchester.
Education & Career :
He went to Winchester from Hoylake School; K - Kingsgate House or Beloe’s. He was a House Prefect, played in Commoner XV, stood on Dress for VI and in 1912 won his Association XI Cap. His two brothers also came to Winchester. He went up to New College, Oxford in October of that year to study medicine.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/6 Manchester Regiment|
1/6th Battalion August 1914 : in Stretford Road, Hulme. Part of Manchester Brigade, East Lancashire Division 25 September 1914 : landed at Alexandria in Egypt. 6 May 1915 : landed on Gallipoli. 26 May 1915 : formation became 127th Brigade, 42nd (East Lancashire) Division. 28 December 1915 : evacuated from Gallipoli, landed on Mudros and proceeded to Egypt. 2March 1917 : landed Marseilles and proceeded to the Western Front.
|Action : Gallipoli|
The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.
Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.
DONALD, Alan James Ingram, 2/Lieutenant, 1/6 Manchester Regiment At the Museum of the Manchester Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne there is a memorial plaque to the memory of Lieutenant Alan James Ingram Donald, Age 21, 6th Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 4 June 1915. The eldest son of Dr Archibald Donald of Victoria Park, Manchester. Educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Apollo University No. 357 E.C.||Oxfordshire|
Discrepancies (Require checks, clarity or further research) :
Unable to find "Donald" as a surname in the registers of Apollo or any other Lodge with the names "Alan James Ingram". The original register shows A.J.I. Donald of L357.
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- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
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- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley