Malcolm James MacDonell was born in Lancaster, Ontario in December, 1896. He enlisted at the age of eighteen in September, 1915 in Montreal, Quebec. MacDonell served overseas with the 73rd Battalion and 42nd Battalion, both of the Royal Highlanders of Canada, until he was demobilized and returned to Canada in 1919. The collection currently consists of thirty-three letters, seven photographs, a document of thank you from his church, and a diary.
Please note that the diary has not been transcribed. The digitized only format is meant to be temporary, and is a result of resource and manpower issues at this time.