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Life Summary

Name Alexander Macdonald
Born

21 May, 1910
Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Died

18 August, 1969 (aged 59)
South Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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