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Thomas William McDONALD

Regimental number6602
Place of birthPt Wakefield South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressArdrossan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J McDonald, Port Wakefield, South Australia
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered from Military Medal)

'Work near Bray-sur-Somme on 12-13 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 23 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

' For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. led a fighting patrol, under heavy fire, and captured a hostile gun against heavy odds. The enemy then attempted to surround his party, but, taking the attack in flank, he captured fourteen prisoners and two machine guns. His determination led to this success'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 January 1978

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