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Donald McDonald GALBRAITH

Regimental number2335
Place of birthCoatbridge, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoiler maker
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Galbraith, 55 Kildonnan Street, Coalbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Engineers; 24 days in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Militia; purchased discharge.
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date1 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 31 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: varicose veins), Adelaide, 1 May 1918.

War service: 2 years 231 days (of which 2 years 32 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death29 May 1943
Age at death56
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALBRAITH Donald McDonald

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