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Arthur Edward McDONALD

Regimental number1455
Place of birthEaglehawk Victoria
OccupationBlacksmiths assistant
Address49 Chapel Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs S McDonald, 49 Chapel Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Mention in Despatches (Altered from Military Cross)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. When the battery was being heavily shelled, he was, although suffering from shell shock, continually in the open, passing orders, and by his courage and splendid example under heavy shell fire greatly encouraged the men working at the guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 April 1958
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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