|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Stawell, Victoria|
|Address||124 Hereford Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs. Helen McDonald, 124 Hereford Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 19 years in the 25th Infantry (late Scottish Rifles), 4 years as Warrant Officer; 16 months Active Service in South Africa (Boer War).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||HON LT (QM)|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||37|
|Place of burial||Courcelette British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Johanna MCDONALD; husband of Mrs H. McDONALD, 124 Hereford Street, Forest Lodge, Sydney. Native of Stawell, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 april 1915.
Appointed Lieutenant, 25 April 1915.
Appointed Assistant Adjutant, 1 May 1915.
Wounded in action, 6-8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder); admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 10 August 1915, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to Malta on board HMT 'Gascon', 16 August 1915, and same day admitted to Blue Sisters Hospital; transferred to England, 5 September 1915 (no details recorded of hospitalisation).
Disembarked Alexandria from England, 13 February 1916; rejoined 4th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.
Promoted Captain, 12 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.
Killed in action, 16 August 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDONALD William Thomas|