|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|School||Bellahouston Academy, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||17|
|Address||Same as next of kin|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Brother, Robert MacDonald, Maxim Street, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 217 days in Lanarkshire Yeomanry; left the country; 15 months in Field Artillery, Sydney; left the district.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Driver|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/34/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||The Huts Cemetery (Plot XII, Row B, Grave No 18), Ypres, Belgium|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alexander and Margaret Ferns MacDONALD|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 12 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1915.
Transferred to 18th Battery, Ismailia, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Found guilty, 4 January 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in that he broke Censorship Regulations: forfeited 14 days' pay.
On leave to United Kingdom, 5 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 September 1917.
Found guilty, 13 October 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 16 September, to midnight, 20 September: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 18 days' pay.
Killed in action, 26 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MacDONALD Peter Ferns|