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Arthur Elliot McDONALD

Regimental numberL58
Place of birthCaltowie, South Australia
SchoolWay College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGeneral commission agent
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet McDonald, Caltowie, South Australia
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Was a prominent member of the liberal party and a clever debater. Contested the Stanley Electorate in company with Messrs Barwell and Morrow in 1912, and later the Federal Dist of Grey against the present Representative Pounton. (Violet Mcdonald, Wife)

FateDied of wounds 9 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial, Row C, No. 50), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Caltowie Methodist Church Roll of Honour, now located in Caltowie Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Angus and Marion McDONALD; husband of Violet McDONALD, Caltowie, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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