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Thomas Alan DONALD

Regimental number6952
Place of birthNortham, Western Australia
SchoolNortham State School, Western Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBank clerk
AddressNewcastle Road, Northam, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, David Donald, Newcastle Street, Northam, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed as 2nd Lieut enant in Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date13 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA promising lad of high character who was killed with a shell while attempting to move Lieut Morse (wounded) to cover.
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 20), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Sarah Louisa DONALD, Newcastle Road, Northam, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsOnly brother: 1497 2nd Corporal Andrew John DONALD, Anzac Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 8 July 1919; several cousins served including Capt Andrew DONALD, Indian Forces, Mesopotamia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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