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Coll John McDONALD

Regimental number2967
Place of birthCaptains Flat, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMachinist
Address66 Wellington Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.1
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lena McDonald, 66 Wellington Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; arrived, Melbourne, 26 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney, 4 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: Gun shot wound left hand), Sydney, 24 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 April 1953
Age at death54
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD Coll John

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