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James William McDONALD

Regimental number2850
Place of birthMerino Victoria
AddressMerino, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinSister, Rose Elizabeth Theresa McDonald, spinster, Merino, Victoria
Enlistment date11 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty while in charge of Lewis gun section.' (Near Ypres 4 October 1917)
Recommendation date: 13 October 1817

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a Lewis gun section during an attack. He was wounded three times before the second objective was reached, but he kept his gun in action until wounded again, and got it to the final objective when all the other teams had become casualties. He showed great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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