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Regimental number6294
Place of birthSwatragh, Co Derry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSteel smelter
Address131 Abercrombie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Rose Shutran, 131 Abercrombie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date2 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on 'Euripides', 9 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 26 October 1916.

Found guilty, 31 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 29 October, to 30 October 1916: awarded 4 days' confinement to barracks; forfeited total of 2 days' pay; marched into 4th Training Battalion, Codford, from No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 4 November 1916. Embarked Folkestone on 'Princess Victoria' and proceeded to France, 16 January 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 January 1917; joined 13th Bn, 21 January 1917.

Captured by German forces, Reincourt, 11 April 1917, and interned at Limburg for the duration of the war. Repatriated to England, 18 December 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 25 January 1919; marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 12 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 17 April 1919, to disembark Sydney. Discharged Sydney, 2 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin: Mrs Rose Sheehan
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD Harry

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