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John Fawcett McDONALD

Regimental number3424
Date of birth16 May 1886
Place of birthSouth Shields, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRope splicer
AddressHopetoun Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie McDonald, Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 29th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date14 May 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 3 September 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 19 October 1917. Marched out to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 16 March 1918; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 10 July 1918.

Sustained bayonet wound, left leg (accident), Gaza, 24 July 1918. Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 31 July 1918; transferred to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 30 September 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 29 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia (early repatriation) on board HT 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 11 April 1919; discharged, 14 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N100215 (service within Australia).

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Date of death19 May 1976
Age at death90
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales

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