Donald Joseph MALONEY

MALONEY, Donald Joseph

Service Number: 419
Enlisted: 1 November 1915, Lismore, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Woodenbong, NSW, 1889
Home Town: Woodenbong, Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Tooloom Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 31 July 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Kyogle Great War Honor Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Urbenville Memorial Gates, Woodenbong and District Roll of Honor WW1
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 419, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Lismore, NSW
5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 419, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 419, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward and Ann Maloney, of Woodenbong, New South Wales.

MALONEY — Killed in actIon in France July 31st, 1917, Private Donald Joseph Maloney, 42nd Battalion, aged 27 years
He sleeps beside his comrades
In a hallowed grave unknown,
But his name is written in letters of gold
In the hearts he left at home
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die
—Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law David and Florence Maloney

MALONEY— In loving memory of Pte DONALD JOSEPH MALONEY killed in action 31st July, 1917.
His country called and honor bade him go
And willingly to her he gave his bright
young life, his all
—Inserted by his sorrowing mother; sister and Brother.

MALONEY — Sacred to the memory of my dear brother, Pte. Donald Joseph Maloney, 42nd Batt, who was killed in action France 31st July, aged 27 years
Sadly a sister is thinking
Of a dear brother so true and brave
Now far away from the land of his childhood,
He sleeps in a hero's grave
— lnserted by his sorrowing sister Charlotte C Weary

MALONEY — A tribute of love to my dear brother Pte Donald J. MALONEY, 42nd Batt, killed in action, France. 3st July, 1917, aged 27 years.
May the heavenly winds blow softly
O'er a grave I may never see.
But some kind friend in a distant land
May scatter some flowers for me.
— Inserted by his loving sister Charlotte Weary

MALONEY — In loving memory of Pte Donald Joseph Maloney, 42nd Batt who was killed in action France 3Ist July, 1917, aged 27 years.
Days of sadness still come o'er us,
Secret tears do often flow,
For memory keeps our dear one near us
Though he was killed two years ago.
—Inserted by his sorrowing brother and sister-in-law Dave and Florrie Moloney