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Joseph William Stephens McDONALD

Regimental number2203
Place of birthApsley, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressMorea, via Goroke, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.9
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine McDonald, Morea, via Goroke, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Discharge date22 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karolla', 25 November 1917; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, right elbow, excising), Melbourne, 22 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsThird given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Stephen.
Date of death14 April 1961
Age at death63
Place of burialApsley Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONALD Joseph William Stephens

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