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Regimental number2120
Place of birthLake Marmal
SchoolLake Marmal
Age on arrival in Australia25
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressLake Marmal via Barrakee, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John McDonald, Lake Marmal via Barrakee, Victoria
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 July 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza MCDONALD, 367 Ascot Vale Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Native of Lake Marmal, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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