MacDonald K C Pte 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders | De Ruvignys Roll Of Honour

MacDonald K C Pte 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders | De Ruvignys Roll Of Honour

MacDonald K C Pte 8th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders De Ruvignys Roll Of Honour Vol 3

 

MACDONALD, KENNETH CAMPBELL,

Private, No. 3488, 1/8th (Territorial) Battn. Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), s. of Alexander Macdonald, of 18, Roxburgh Street, Greenock, by his wife, Eliza, dau. of the late Findley Luke; b. Greenock, 17 May, 1897; educ. Holmscroft Elementary and Higher Grade — Schools, Greenock ; was employed as a Clerk in the Cartsdyke Saw Mills, and afterwards as an Apprentice Joiner with Caird & Co., Ltd. : enlisted Oct. 1915; underwent training at Dunoon; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 3 June, 1916, and was killed in action at Beaumont Hamel 13 Noy. 1916.    Buried in Mailly Wood Cemetery.    He was a writer of verse, and his “ Sleep on, Brave Souls " was set to music by Mr. Cargill Linn: unm.

 


 

THE NIGHT WIND.

Softly the night wind o'er the mead
Sowing so softly Darkness’ first seed
             Slowly it comes ;
Singing so sweetly a sad little lullaby,
             Fraught with the pain of a broken melody,
And through it runs,
Like ruling passion in a deathsome dream,
One thought alone, consoling theme,
             In heaven composed.

Softly the gently sighing breeze
On Meniory’s wings comes through the trees,
             Sobbing with grief.
Softly and sweetly the night wind sings,
As to my sickly soul it brings
             Relief.

September 7th, 1915.

booklet of poetry by Private Kenneth Campbell MacDonald

 

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Sleep on, brave souls; why should we mourn,. E'en though for us your pain was borne? Sleep on in peace. Of soldier's life it is the breath.

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