|Place of birth||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Midway', Bogantungan, Central Line, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, R. Donaldson, 'Midway', Bogantungan, Central Line, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (12 months, since resided in exempt area)|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Queensland Reinforcement 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Age at death from cemetery records||37|
|Place of burial||Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 6), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Isabella DONALDSON. Native of Brisbane, Queensland|
War service: England.
Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918; marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918, and allotted to 25th Bn reinforcements the same day.
Transferred to 9th Bn reinforcements, 4 October 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, the same day.
Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 7 October 1918; transferred to Fargo Military Hospital, 16 October 1918 (influenza, and broncho pneumonia); discharged, 31 October 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, the same day.
Marched out to Assistant Provost Marshal, Westminster, 9 January 1919.
Marched out of 1st Training Bn, to Assistant Provost Marshal, Westminster, 15 February 1919.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 February 1919 (venereal disease); discharged, 1 June 1919, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 95 days.
Marched out of Convalescent Training Depot, 10 June 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Longbridge Deverill, 11 June 1919.
Detached for duty with A.I.F. Depots, Tidworth, 12 June 1919.
Found guilty, 28 August 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359 hours, 18 August 1919, until 0900 hours, 28 August 1919: award, forfeits 20 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 30 days' pay.
Taken on strength of No 2 Group, 31 August 1919, but remains on duty at A.I.F. Depots.
Marched into No 2 Group, 28 October 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 January 1920; discharged Brisbane (termination of period of enlistment), 6 February 1920.Medal: British War Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DONALDSON Frederick Elms|