|Place of birth||Traralgan, Victoria|
|Address||31 Agnes Street, Beaconsfield, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Harriette MacDonald, 31 Agnes Street, Beaconsfield, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Angus and Catherine MACDONALD|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 December 1916, and marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.
Admitted to Group Hospital, Codford, 27 December 1916 (cold).
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 February 1917.
Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, 29 March 1917 (severe pleurisy); transferred to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 10 April 1917 (bronchitis); to No 4 Convalescent Depot, 18 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Base Depot, Etaples, 23 May 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 15 June 1917; taken on strength of 16th Bn, 17 June 1917.
Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 7 July 1917 (disordered action of the heart); transferred to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 7 July 1917; to No 20 Ambulance Train, 9 July 1917; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 July 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 18 July 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 3 August 1917.
Medical Board decision, 30 August 1917, only fit for Permanent Base service due to valvular disease of the heart.
Embarked for England, 4 September 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 September 1917 (Class C3).
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked, Fremantle, 12 November 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit: overage), 5 December 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||65|
|Place of burial||Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MACDONALD Alexander|