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Alexander James McDONALD

Regimental number2304
Place of birthVenus Bay, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWilliam Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann McDonald, William Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Imperial Camel Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 March 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date26 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 25 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), Adelaide, 26 September 1917.

War service: 1 year 248 days (of which 287 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 July 1924
Age at death33
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (6 West 4), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD Alexander James

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