C.B. London Gazette 3.6.1918.
C.M.G. London Gazette 14.1.1916.
Mention in Despatches London Gazettes 17.2.1915; 1.1.1916; 4.1.1917; 24.12.1917 and 25.5.1918.
French Croix de Guerre London Gazette 2.6.1917.
Major-General Stuart MacDonald, C.B., C.M.G., was born at Elgin in April 1861 and qualified in medicine at Aberdeen University in 1884. Appointed a Surgeon in the Army Medical Service in February 1887, he first witnessed active service on the North West Frontier between 1897-98, when he was variously attached to the Turak and Tirah Expeditionary Forces - and possibly won entitlement to a second clasp to his India General Service Medal. Advanced to Major, R.A.M.C. in February 1899, he served in South Africa between 1901-02, and by the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914 had attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
On active service in France and Belgium for the duration of the Great War, MacDonald was C.O. of No. 1 General Hospital between October 1914 and April 1916, in addition to holding Staff appointments as Assistant Medical Director of 1st Division between April 1915 and November 1916, and as Deputy Director of Medical Services between the latter month and April 1918. Five times Mentioned in Despatches, created a C.M.G. in 1916 and a C.B. in 1918, he was appointed an Hon. Physician to the King at the end of the War and was placed on the Retired List in the rank of Major-General in 1920. MacDonald died in May 1939.