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Donald Charles McDONALD

Regimental number2056
Place of birthGoondiwindi, Queensland
AddressGoondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 2"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Charles McDonald, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBingara, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollActing Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date12 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 23 September 1916; discharged (medically unfit: nitral disease), Sydney, 12 January 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 December 1974
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD Donald Charles

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