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Malcolm McDONALD

Regimental number91
Place of birthFingal Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBishopbourne, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinGeo. McDonald, Bishopbourne, Tasmania
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


'Consistent good work, Gallipoli and France. Excellent services at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: "12 October 1916


'Work from 22 September to 24 February, especially during Ypres operations.'
Recommendation date: 4 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Enlisted August, 1914, as Sapper, was in the landing at GALLIPOLI, 25th April, 1915, and remained with the Company until they were relieved. He has been in FRANCE since the advent of the Company and was in charge of the dumps at POZIERES together with the commissariat of the Company. His work has been very consistent throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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