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William Mark McDONNELL

Regimental number4850
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's cook
AddressBristol House, Kent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr S C McDonnell, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 November 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date24 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset', 12 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: bronchtis)), Sydney, 24 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 December 1926
Age at death48
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2467), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONNELL William Mark

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