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Regimental number2471
Place of birthPurnim, Warrnambool, Victoria
Place of birthPurnim, Victoria
SchoolPurnim sate School, Victoria
AddressPurnim, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John McDonald, Purnim, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialVillers Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Christina MCDONALD, 59 Henna Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Family/military connectionsTwo other brothers served. Both were wounded and returned.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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