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John Beeston DONALD

Regimental number7037
Place of birthHamilton, New South Wales
SchoolNewcastle High School and Hamilton Public School, New South Wales
AddressHamilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, R C Donald, Tudor Street, Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Force as a Cadet.
Enlistment date20 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death18.7
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 21), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Campbell and Elizaberh Janet DONALD, Tudor Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin of Geo Donald killed in France, Arnold Donald killed in France and James Coutts killed at Gallipoli.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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