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Regimental number1592
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
AddressPorter Street, Ryde, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, C McDonald, Fittie Camphill, Lumphanan Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Enlistment date5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'In all operations since February 1918 he has displayed marked gallantry and untiring devotion to duty. He has most ably assisted the Lewis gun officer in the placing of guns in the front line under very trying conditions. He has been largely instrumental by his constant supervision, in the placing of guns and the greatest possible effect being obtained with a minimum of losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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