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Regimental number1114
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressArgenton, Boolaroo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Donaldson, Greysland, Lochend Street, Motherwell, Scotland
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 January 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date30 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, at sea, 5 May 1916 (venereal disease: total period of treatment, 25 days; discharged from Ship's Hospital, 29 May 1916.

Disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Found guilty, 35th Bn, Southampton, 25 August 1916, of being absent without leave from 6:30 am, 16 August to 6:00 pm, 21 August 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 20 days' pay.

Found guilty, 16 November 1916, of being absent from Tattoo, 5 November to 1:15 pm, 14 November 1916: awarded 16 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 26 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Found guilty, 17 May 1917, of absenting himself from working party on the night of 17 May 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound to right arm); to 14th General Hospital, 13 October 1917; to England, 16 October 1917; admitted to Central Military Hospital, Chatham, England, 16 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 December 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 31 December 1917.

Marched in, from leave, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 January 1918.

Commenced return to England on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918; discharged, 30 November 1918 (medically unfit: gun shot wound to right arm).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONALDSON Patrick

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