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Robert Coventry DONALDSON

Regimental number1661
Place of birthDalton, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia31
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLinesman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Rev Robert Donaldson, Dalton, Scotland
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe had worked in India, America, Africa and Australia. He was very keen at football and a very good horseman.
FateKilled in Action 1 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death33
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 48), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Brother of Mrs N. DE MIREMONT, 42 Cadogan Square, London, S.W.1, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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