Robert Coventry DONALDSON


DONALDSON, Robert Coventry

Service Number: 1661
Enlisted: 16 January 1915, Enlisted at Perth, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dalton, Dumfireshire, Scotland, 1884
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Edinburgh Public School, Scotland
Occupation: Linesman
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row G, Grave 48 Chaplain T.G. Robertson officiated
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1661, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Perth, WA
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1661, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1661, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 31 years.

Son of Rev. Robert and Rosa Emma Donaldson of Dalton Manse, Scotland. Next of kin was given as his sister Netta de Miremont of 42 Cadogan Square, London, England

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

He has previously worked in India, Africa, Amercia and Australia as an accountant and farrier

He was a keen footballer and an excellcent horseman.