|Place of birth||West Maitland, New South Wales|
|School||Maitland Superior Public School|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Regent Street, West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs N.S. McDonald, Regent Street, West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Divisional Ammunition Column 4, Reinforcement 8|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||25/111/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Division Ammunition Column|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||Rouen, France|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||St. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row AA, Grave No. 5), Rouen, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Ida MCDONALD; husband of Mrs N. MCDONALD, Charles Street, West Maitland, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother-in-Law No 3062B Sgt F W. Fry 3rd Battalion 1st Division.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 January 1917; marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, 10 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 May 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 3 May 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 28 May 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 1 June 1917.
Transferred to 5th Field Artillery Bde, 11 June 1917, and taken on strength of 15th Battery, the same day.
Admitted to No 12 Stationary Hospital, 13 July 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); discharged, 2 August 1917; rejoined unit, 3 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 14 August 1917; admitted to No 55 Field Ambulance, 14 August 1917, and transferred to No 17 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (shrapnel wounds, back and buttocks); to No 11 General Hospital, Camiers, 15 August 1917; to England, 30 August 1917; to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 31 August 1917 (gunshot wound, buttocks; severe); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 September 1917; discharged to furlough, 17 September 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 October 1917.
Classified 'B1A4', No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 2 October 1917.
Classified 'A3', 8 November 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 10 November 1917.
Marched into Reserve Bde Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 5 March 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 21 March 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 23 March 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 26 March 1918.
Appointed Driver, 27 September 1918.
Admitted to No 1/1 Northumbrian Field Ambulance, 15 October 1918, and transferred to No 48 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (pyrexia of unknown origin); to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 17 October 1918 (bronchial pneumonia).
Died, No 3 Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918 (bronchial pneumonia).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDONALD Donald Cameron|