MacDonald, Sir Claude Maxwell
- E. W. Edwards
MacDonald, Sir Claude Maxwell (1852–1915), diplomatist, the son of Major-General James Dawson (Hamish) MacDonald and his wife, Mary Ellen, née Dougan, was born on 12 June 1852. Educated at Uppingham School and Sandhurst, he entered the 74th highlanders in 1872. MacDonald had a varied early career as soldier and administrator. He served in the Egyptian campaign of 1882 and was promoted to major. He was military attaché to ...