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Ernest Charles MacDONALD

Regimental number15156
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
OccupationLocomotive fireman
Address538 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G T Macdonald, 538 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1919
Discharge date11 April 1920
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 4 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 8 January 1917. Transferred to 1st Divisional Artillery, 9 January 1917; taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 27 January 1917; transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 28 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, England (pleurisy, frostbite), 5 March 1917; married Leonora Gladys MATTHEWS, 3 June 1917; rejoined unit in France, 11 September 1917. Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, England (shell shock), 30 January 1918. Taken on strength of Australian Army Pay Corps, 9 April 1918, and rejoined unit, 20 April 1918. Commenced return to Australia, 22 December 1919. Discharged, 11 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death12 July 1964
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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