Veteran Stories:
Donald MacPherson

Army

  • Donald MacPherson in Montreal, January 2010.

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"That was quite a vicious time. I lost a lot of good friends during the war."

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That was quite a vicious time. I lost a lot of good friends during the war. As a piper, we used to carry rifles but they were slung over our shoulder because we were pipers, we played the pipes to play the men and we lost a lot of the men that way. But we managed to survive and we always kept the band built up, so we had people. And I was wounded in 1944 I think. I was quite badly wounded. They didn’t think I was going to live but they don’t know the Scots, they all last, I’m still here.
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