Member Biography

Harold French McDonald

(1885.11.22 - ?)
Commission #035 (1911.04.03)

  • Born in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan on November 22, 1885 – just two weeks after Louis Riel was hanged in Regina.
  • Attended Upper Canada College in Toronto and then McGill University in Montreal, graduating with a B.Sc. in 1907
  • Obtained commissions as DLS and SLS in 1911, and ALS in 1912.
  • Enlisted for active service in Winnipeg at the outbreak of World War I, wounded at St. Julien in 1915 and the Somme in 1916.
  • Won several honours and ended the War with the rank of Brigadier General.
  • Conducted town site surveys for the CPR and worked in private practice in the firm of McDonald & Brown in Winnipeg, MB