Walter McDonald was to have been in the Westmeath Township area before 1830 and he had applied to the crown for a land grant in 1835.
Actually it shows him in Perth Ontario the date 7 November 1834 as being a discharged private soldier from the late Canadian Fencibles which disbanded the Corps in the year of 1816, signed by Josias Taylor late captain of the regiment.
Walter was married to a Eliza, Bradly and they are interred in the McDonald Cemetery But their tombstone lies on the ground in four pieces.
The cemetery which he is buried in was once part of his farm and property a small 100ft by 66ft family cemetery only four tombstones but three brothers who were part of a war which changed Canadian history.
[Graveside Team ed — Cemetery GPS coordinates approximate as no definitive location given.]
Veteran SummaryWalter McDonald
Private, Glengarry Light Infantry
Place of Birth
Glengarry County, ON, CAN
Place of Death
Westmeath Township, ON, CAN
Died on: 14 SEP 1869
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
McDonald Burying Ground, Conc 1 Lot 18, Sutherland Road
Whitewater Township, ON, CAN
Latitude: 45.729635N Longitude: -76.994034