Donald McDonald (Service No 6056)

First Name: 
Donald
Last Name: 
McDonald
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, March 1, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Donald McDonald (Service No 6056) was born in Scotland.

At enlistment, Donald lived in Thirroul, N.S.W., with his wife, Flora; he was 44 years old, and worked as a coal miner. 

Donald embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire with 4th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement on 22nd August 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 12th October 1916, and Donald joined 4th Battalion in France on 13th December 1916, but was admitted to hospital suffering from bronchitis on 30th December.

Donald saw service on the Western Front until 14th June 1917 when was wounded in action and evacuated to hospital for treatment of the effects of a gas attack.

Donald was repatriated to Australia in August 1917 and discharged, medically unfit, on 30th October 1917.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCDONALD D

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