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Harold James McDONALD

Regimental number5884
Place of birthMorpeth, New South Wales
SchoolNorth Newtown Practice
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address115 Campbell Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C McDonald, 115 Campbell Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a cadet then the Militia.
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 23 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row D, Grave No. 20), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Clarence and Nellie MCDONALD, 115 Campbell Street, Newtown, New South Wales. Native of Morpeth, New South Wales
Family/military connections1st Cousin Ernest Apple Machine Gunner. Died of wounds.

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