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Addition of possibly erroneous CWGC information

The only matching CWGC details for #2009 Private John MacDonald record him as a Second Lieutenant with a DCM:
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/802518/macdonald,-john/

I have added information from the Medal Rolls and the Soldiers Effects register to his Life, with a note about contradictory information on the year of death which almost certainly was 1916:
https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2777610

I can see no matching reference to John MacDonald in the Citations for the DCM:
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/ukdcmedal/?name=John_Macdonald&f-F0007CF4=Scottish+Rifles&name_x=i_psx

There are three Second Lieutenants "J MacDonald" on the Scottish Rifles BWM/VM rolls, but none of them indicate they died.

Should I add the CWGC and matching SDGW information with a cautionary note, or would this be something to refer to CWGC.

Thanks for any advice on this.

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