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Regimental number2687
Date of birth25 May 1884
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShed hand
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sophia Doniger, 20 Ballarat Street West, High Town, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 4th Manchester Volunteers, England.
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date7 June 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2912 Pte Harry DONIGER, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: cardiac dilation and haemorrhoids), Brisbane, 7 June 1916.

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

Also served in World War II: enlisted Lismore, New South Wales, 4 May 1942; discharged, 30 March 1944, as Private, 1st Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Date of death12 September 1970
Place of burialMt Gravatt Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONIGER Samuel

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