Person NameGill; Leslie MacDonald (1884-1947); artist and decorative cartographer
ForenamesLeslie MacDonald
Epithetartist and decorative cartographer
SourceCWGC Archive: WG 112/2 - Selection of Stones; Philip Longworth, The Unending Vigil (Barnsley: Pen & Sword Ltd., 2003)
Biographical NoteLeslie MacDonald ("Max") Gill was an English artist and decorative cartographer and younger brother of Eric Gill, a leading figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. He was the Imperial War Graves Commission's designer after the First World War.

He was born on 6 October 1884. When he produced his work for the Commission, Gill was part of a special committee formed to consider the suggestions of headstone design and the lettering to be used. MacDonald Gill designed the Commission's Romanesque lettering and the regimental badges inscribed on the Commission's headstones.

He died on 14 January 1947.

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