My brother, Bombardier B A S Macdonald (Basil), died in Lamsdorf from the after-effects of an industrial accident – a thrombosis that travelled to his heart and stopped it. He was 23 years old. He took part in amateur dramatics in the camp: I have a photo of him (below) sitting beside the actor Denholm Elliott, ex-RAF, who after the war became well known in plays and films. Basil is buried in the British Military cemetery, next to a soldier by the name of Murray (which was the name of my great-grandmother, who came from Aberdeen).
I would like very much to hear from anyone who knew him, or Pte Murray.
Received: November 2004
From: Peter Macdonald
On behalf of: Basil Macdonald