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Regimental number3095
Place of birthPewtown Stewart, Co Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Occupationlnsurance agent
Address30 Tredale Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 7.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFriend, E Goodsell, 30 Tredale Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Employment Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date1 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 October 1915. Taken on strength of 3rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 5 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMTD 'Grampian' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 10 July 1916, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train '1', 11 July 1916; to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 July 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HT 'St. David' and proceeded to England, 12 July 1916; admitted to 2nd West General Hospital, 13 July 1916 (bronchitis). Taken on strength of 1st Training Bn from No 1 Command Depot, 12 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 October 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 9 October 1916. Transferred to 13th Bn from 3rd Bn Hospital Details, 19 October 1916, and taken on strength, 20 October 1916. Transferred to 3rd Bn, 24 November 1916, and taken on strength, 1 December 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Divisional Artillery Camp, 11 May 1917; discharged to duty, 27 May 1917; assigned on command to escort duties, 5 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917; to United Kingdom on leave, 26 October 1917; returned to unit, 14 November 1917; to 9th Corps Pigeon School, 6 February 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 8 February 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 February 1918; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 11 February 1918; to 33rd Ambulance Train, 14 February 1918; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 14 February 1918; discharged to duty, 28 February 1918; marched into Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 3 March 1918. Transferred to Australian Employment Company, 13 March 1918, and taken on strength, 15 March 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 15 April 1918, and transferred to 11th Ambulance Train (bronchitis); to 26th General Hospital, 16 April 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'Ville de Liege', 20 April 1918, and admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; transferred to3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 1 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 13 May 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 4 October 1918, for onward travel to 2nd Military District. Discharged as being medically unfit, Sydney, 1 November 1918 (emphysema, bronchitis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD James

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