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Regimental number55
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
SchoolSt Raphaels, Parkside, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Donaldson, South Bunbury, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V,Row D, Grave no. 40), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Margaret DONALDSON. Native of Parkside, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother A S Donaldson No. 920 32nd Battalion.

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