Life & Career
McDonald was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 19 October 1910. His Service Record notes that he was "suitable for gunnery."
Early in the war, he served in Rother. On 6 November 1915, he moved to Warspite, in which he fought at the Battle of Jutland, having been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 April, 1916. On 24 September 1916 he was appointed to the destroyer Hind.
McDonald was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 3 April, 1924.
In 1927, various evaluators said he was "not a great leader" and "wd. do well at higher ranks."
He was placed on the Retired List on account of age 13 February, 1929 with the rank of Commander. In 1930, he travelled abroad.
Christopher H. Ringrose
|Captain of H.M.S. P49
15 Nov, 1918 – 18 Oct, 1919
Jesse R. Pearce
|Captain of H.M.S. Rival
9 Jan, 1925 – 16 Oct, 1925
Godfrey R. Chambers
|Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
16 Oct, 1925 – 1 Feb, 1927
- Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 859.
- The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 858.
- The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 265a.
- The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 277.