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Lionel William McDONALD

Regimental number16085
Place of birthWalgett New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressNarrabri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, John M McDonald, Narrabri, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Squadron Engineers - Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For general good service. He has given very considerable assistance both as quartermaster sergeant and squadron sergeant major. He has shown exceptional energy in assisting to keep up the standard of efficiency of the squadron in spite of the large number of untrained sappers and drivers sent to this unit. He handles the men tactfully and well, and the discipline of the unit is due very largely to his energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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