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Regimental number2440
Place of birthFryerstown, Castlemain, Victoria
SchoolState School
AddressFryerstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Alexander McDonald, Fryerstown via Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 November 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row O, Grave No. 3), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Janet McDONALD, Bouden Street, Castlemaine, Victoria. Native of Fryerstown, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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