July 8, 1870, Dublin, Ireland.
April 26, 1950, Cambridge, England.
Ascension Parish Burial Ground (formerly St. Giles’ Burial Ground), Cambridge, England.
A Cambridge University graduate, Macalister’s passion was archaeology. He was a contributor to the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, and directed digs for the Palestine Excavation Fund (1900–09 & 1923–24). He also played the organ and directed the choir at the Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church in Dublin, and served on the committee that revised Scotland’s The Church Hymnody.