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James Marshall MACDONALD

Regimental number19
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
OccupationAmbulance bearer
AddressAmbulance Brigade, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, George Stewart MacDonald, Taylor Street, Mort Estate, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.

FateReturned to Australia 13 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions, notably, when he dressed wounded men during a heavy bombardment. He has been twice wounded while carrying out his duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

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