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Richard McDONALD

Regimental number5182
Place of birthBerdikin River Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPost Office, Kiama, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinfriend, Miss A M Morrow, Dapto, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a very keen cricketer and sportsman, ver popular among the men.
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
30
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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