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Donald Cameron McDONALD

Regimental number30280
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
SchoolMaitland Superior Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressRegent Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs N.S. McDonald, Regent Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 4, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateDied of disease 22 October 1918
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot II, Row AA, Grave No. 5), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
21
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Ida MCDONALD; husband of Mrs N. MCDONALD, Charles Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-Law No 3062B Sgt F W. Fry 3rd Battalion 1st Division.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD Donald Cameron

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