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Please note – several headstones in Taruheru Cemetery Block 30 (from the 1970s and 1980s) have suffered damage due to a vehicle accident on 11 May 2021. Contact us for more information if your loved one is in this block.
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Details for William D S MacDonald

Warrant Number:3329
Surname:MacDonald
Forenames:William D S
Gender: Male
Age Group:Adult
Age:57
Denomination:Presbyterian
Type:Burial
Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: Unknown
Date of Burial: 02 September 1920 (Thursday)
Cemetery: Makaraka
Block: MKA
Plot #: 52
Map Location:View on Map
Inscription:Sacred to the memory of the Honorable W. D. S. MacDONALD. Who as a member of the legislature of this dominion and minister of the crown during the great war served with distinction until his death.
Born in Victoria 1862, Died at Wellington 31st August 1920. Beloved and respected in this district and throughout the Dominion. Leaders of the people were honoured in their generations and were a glory in their day. (Ecclesiasticus XI.IV)
Erected by the Local Bodies of Bay of Plenty Electorate and Gisborne District.

Picture of Makaraka cemetery, block MKA, plot 52. Picture of Makaraka cemetery, block MKA, plot 52. Picture of Makaraka cemetery, block MKA, plot 52.

Historic picture of Makaraka cemetery, block MKA, plot 52.

The following interments are also in this plot

SurnameForenamesTypeAge GroupAgeDate of DeathDate of Burial
McDonaldFlora JBurialAdult21Unknown03/10/1887
McDonaldAlexander EBurialAdult59Unknown20/07/1887
MacDonaldCatherine GBurialAdult83Unknown09/03/1917
MacDonaldHannahBurialAdult72Unknown07/02/1934