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George St John Farcourt McDONALD

Place of birthRocklea, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressVictoria Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs McDonald, Soudan Street, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery; Officer in Royal Australian Garrison Artillery since 1904.
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGrandson of Sir W.H.F. Mitchell Barplor, Victoria
FateDied of wounds 22 March 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialGodewsersvelde British Cemetery (Plot I, Row M, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Thomas and Amelia Margaret MCDONALD; husband of E.G. MCDONALD, Learmouth Street, Queenscliff, Victoria. Native of Brisbane
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother Major J.E.F. McDonald A.A.M.C (9/4/76) Bother-in-law Brig. Gen. C.N.Foott.

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