|Place of birth||Strokestown, Co Roscommon, Ireland|
|Address||2 Bay Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Daughter, Molly Donelan, Clonfree Arcadia Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Irish Rifles for 3 years (time expired).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||19th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; taken on strength, 19th Bn, 5 February 1917.
Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 April 1917 (septic thumb); transferred to 2nd Division Rest Station, 12 April 1917; to 4th Field Ambulance, 13 April 1917; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 April 1917; by Ambulance Train to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 April 1917, and admitted, 19 April 1917; to England, 22 April 1917, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, Northfield, 24 April 1917. Granted furlough, 6 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 June 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; re-embarked on board 'Euripides' for Sydney, 27 September 1917; discharged, 22 October 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DONELAN Joseph|