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Donald Stewart MUNRO

Regimental number758
Date of birth6 June 1884
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
SchoolNorth Adelaide Public School, South Australia
Other trainingAccountant
Age on arrival in Australia2
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinC Munro, Third Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 29 January 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Sinai, Egypt
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No.12), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Catherine MUNRO, 47 Third Avenue, St Peters, South Australia. Native of Wellington, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsBrother: 732 SQMS Douglas Stewart MUNRO, 10th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas; subsequently returned to Australia).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine.

Joined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 20 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Joined Western Frontier Force (Senussi Uprising), 29 December 1915.

Promoted Driver, 30 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 10 April 1916 (dental); discharged to duty, 11 April 1916.

Killed by a bomb dropped from a Turkish aeroplane at Romani.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsOccupation incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as blacksmith; age incorrectly recorded as 19.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MUNRO Donald Stewart

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