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Charles Parnell McDONALD

Regimental number2224
Place of birthDoctors Creek, Lexton, Victoria
SchoolDoctors Creek and Lexton
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLeading shunter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, John J McDonald, Amherst via Talbot, Victoria
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateKilled in Action 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death27
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 22), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Alexander and Sarah McDonald, Avoca Head, Avoca, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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