|Place of birth||Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales|
|School||West Maitland Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||'Loin', West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Brother, Alex. Stewart McDonald, Mount Pleasant, West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served ifor 2.5 years n the Volunteer Force of NSW Scottish Rifles (disbanded).|
|Place of enlistment||West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*date of fate 19th to 20th|
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 3), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Jean McDONALD. Native of Hamilton, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2194 Pte Robert John McDONALD, 13th Bn, killed in action, 27 August 1915;  Lt George McDONALD, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.
Taken on strength of 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing, 21 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 11 August 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDONALD Charles Gordon|