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Regimental number1783
Place of birthHamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.8
Height6' 0.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Donaldson, Lamb Hill Place, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1783A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateDischarged in London 23 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date23 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 March 1965
Age at death76
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONALDSON William

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