|Place of birth||Port Pirie South Australia|
|Address||Government Road, Port Pirie West, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M McDonald, Port Pirie West, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
' Work near Proyart on 8-9 August 1918.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the advance near LE VERQUIRE on the 18th September, 1918. Private McDONALD repeatedly carried messages containing valuable information through heavy machine gun fire from Company headquarters in front line to Battalion Headquarters. he invariably under took the delivery of messages cheerfully and carried it out expeditiously, returning each time with ammunition which was very urgently needed in the front line. Through his initiative he greatly assisted in maintaining the supply of ammunition for his Company. His work throughout was a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115