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Leonard Albert Keith McDONALD

Regimental number4161
Place of birthYarra Glen, Victoria
SchoolSeaview State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressSea View, Warragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Rankin McDonald, Sea View, Warragul, Victoria
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 March 1917
Age at death20.5
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
178
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Rankine and Eliza McDONALD, 'Seaview', Warragul, Victoria. Native of Yarra Glen, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother:21 Driver Archibald McDONALD, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 2 November 1917; two cousins died in France; and uncle died in Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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