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Donald William MACLACHLAN

Place of birthInverness Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank manager
AddressBrighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs B K MacLachlan, Beanly, Inverness Shire, Scotland
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a party of 'moppers-uo'. He was instrumental in bombing many dug-outs and digging out men who were buried. Throughout the operation he set an inspiring example to the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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