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Donald Robert McDONALD

Regimental number1302
Place of birthMacclesfield, South Australia
OccupationHorse driver
AddressBotting Street, Albert Park, Woodville, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 5.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Jane McDonald, Botting Street, Albert Park, Woodville, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in 2nd Bn, South Australian Infantry Regiment: disbanded.
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 July 1917
Discharge date17 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egpyt

Taken on strength, 11th Light horse regiment, 22 February 1916.

Appointed Temporary Shoeing Smith Corporal, 27 October 1916; Shoeing Smith Corporal, 31 January 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Abasan Kebir, 20 May 1917 (acute rheumatism); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 21 May 1917; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 22 May 1917; to 24th Stationary Hospital, 23 May 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia,24 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez (for discharge: chronic osteitis) on board HT 'Port Sydney', 11 July 1917; discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 17 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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