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Regimental number3573
Place of birthPurnim Victoria
AddressLangwarrin PO, Langwarrin, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Macdonald, Langwarrin PO, Langwarrin, Victoria
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although slightly wounded, he volunteered to accompany an officer on patrol. Later, although himself wounded a second time, he assisted in rescuing a wounded comrade.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 447 Pte Donald McDONALD, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 March 1963
Place of burialFrankston Cemetery

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