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Harold Underwood McDONALD

Regimental number2701
Place of birthArthur's Creek, Victoria
SchoolArthur's Creek State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrchardist
AddressArthur's Creek, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John McDonald, Arthur's Creek, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Susan MCDONALD, Arthur's Creek, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 890 Pte Harold Federal HARDY, 24th Bn, died of wounds, 5 October 1918; 2393 Pte Robert Edwin HARDY DCM, 14th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other detailsWar service: Disembarked at Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916. Proceeded to France, 31 December 1916; taken on strength, 5th Base Depot, Etaples, 1 January 1917. Taken on strength, 57th Bn, 4 January 1917. Wounded in action, 12 May 1917; admitted to 29th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 May 1917.

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