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John Henry McDONALD

Regimental number5417
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
OccupationRailway employee
AddressSydney Road, North Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39.8
Height5' 3.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. McDonald, Sydney Road, North Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Australian Rifle Regiment.
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date18 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 4 October 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: injury to back), Sydney, 18 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death3 December 1936
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD John Henry

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