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Regimental number2959
Place of birthGanmain New South Wales
SchoolMangain Public School
AddressWallaroobie via Beckom, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs Sarah Ellen Anderson, Glenair, Wallaroobie, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBedford House Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 4), Enclosure No. 4, Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah Elizabeth MCDONALD. Native of Ganmain, New SOuth Wales
Family/military connectionsUncle to David McDonald who won Military Medal for Bravery and lost his right arm.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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