William MCDONALD MM

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MCDONALD, William

Service Numbers: 2134, 2134A
Enlisted: 2 May 1916, Belmont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fitzroy, Victoria, 1879
Home Town: Pemberton, Manjimup, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 April 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot 1, Row C, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2134, Belmont, Western Australia
10 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2134, 44th Infantry Battalion
10 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2134, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle
7 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2134A, 44th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of Thomas McDonald of Auckland, New Zealand and later of Stratfield, NSW; and Patrick F. McDonald of Melbourne; Catherine McDonald and Florence McDonald both of Melbourne

14 December 1916 - AWOL fined 2 days full pay

25 February 1917 - To hospital with Mumps

16 May 1917 - AWOL - Fined 3 days full pay

8 February 1918 - Awarded Military Medal

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal