Service Number: 7292
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mains of Aberdalgie, Perth, Scotland., 2 November 1896
Home Town: Cronulla, Sutherland Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Cluny and Balbeggie Public Schools
Occupation: Ploughman
Died: Killed in Action, Battle of Ettenheim near the River Somme, France., 24 August 1918, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette
Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 4 INSCRIPTION THOUGH DEATH DIVIDES FOND MEMORIES CLING , Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Bray-sur-Somme, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, 7292, 2nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: RMS Osterley embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
10 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, 7292, 2nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Osterley, Sydney
24 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 7292, 34th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 7292 awm_unit: 34th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-08-24

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 22 and the son of Betsy McDonald, of Easter Bonhard Farm, Scone, Scotland, and the late George Buchan McDonald.

Place of birth Mains of Aberdalgie, Perth, Scotland.

Aberdalgie (Gaelic: Obar Dheilgidh, 'Confluence of the Thorn-Stream') is a small village in the Scottish council area of Perth and Kinross. It is 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Perth, and lies between the B9112 road, to the north, and the River Earn, to the south. Milltown Burn and Cotton Burn streams meet in the village centre,The village contains Aberdalgie Parish Church, the present building of which dates to 1773. The historic Dupplin Castle is ​1 1⁄2 miles east of the village.


He is remembered on the memorial plaque located within Scone Old Parish Church-as R.G. McDonald.