Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 10 January 1916
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Inverness, Scotland, 21 July 1877
Home Town: Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: North Pine State School
Occupation: State School Teacher
Died: Queensland, 10 June 1966, aged 88 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Columbarium 9
Memorials: North Pine State School Roll of Honour, Petrie North Pine Presbyterian Church Roll of Honor, Sandgate Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, 47th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Captain, 47th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Marathon embarkation_ship_number: A74 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Captain, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Donald's parents were Colin and Christina Shaw of Petrie, North Coast Line. Donald attended North Pine State School. He married Emma Louisa Mackenzie in March 1907 at Brisbane, Queensland, they had two children. He was living at Petrie and his occupation was a teacher in 1903. Donald was a private in Queensland Teachers' Volunteer Corps, and continued with School Cadets. He was promoted to Captain and Major, he had also passed his Officers' Competition exam in 1906. Donald enlisted 10 January 1916 and was posted straight from civilian life to a Captain. He died aged 79. Two of Donald's brothers enlisted John Duncan [286] and Thomas Allen [3337] Campbell who both returned home.