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Keith Gordon McDONALD

Regimental number560
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank manager
AddressTonsdale, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, H McDonald, Tonsdale, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On his own initiative he attacked and captured a farm which had been taken by the enemy, thereby saving a critical situation. He has on several previous occasions done fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other detailsMedals: Militry Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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