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John Henry McDONALD

Regimental number6085
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressOodnadatta, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 10.5"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs F A McDonald, c/o Mrs Fahey, Weymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date21 September 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 October 1916; joined 10th Bn, in the field, 18 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 9 December 1916 (shell shock); admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 10 December 1916 (shell concussion); transferred to England, 19 December 1916, and admitted same day to 1st Southern General Hospital, Monyhull, Birmingham; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 March 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HS 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917 (concussion parietal); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 21 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, 7 October 1917. Death attributed to war service.
Date of death7 October 1917
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD John Henry

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