Regimental number164
Place of birthBlowhard Victoria
Address187 Barkley Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A P McDonald, No Address
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsNephew: 500 Pte Lindsay Gordon McDONALD, 7th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 april 1915.

Killed in action, 8 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 July 1968
Place of burialToowong Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD John