|Place of birth||Ballan, Victoria|
|Address||8 Oak Grove, Brighton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs J McDonald, 8 Oak Grove, Brighton, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Pay Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 21514 Sergeant Ian Alexander McDONALD, Australian Army Pay Corps, returned to Australia, 21 January 1920.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Transferred to Machine Gun Section, Tel el Kebir, 19 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.
Attached to Australian Army Pay Corps, 24 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 9 November 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDONALD David|