Aubry Donald (Don) OLD

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OLD, Aubry Donald

Service Number: 7626
Enlisted: 25 July 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Goulburn, NSW, 1895
Home Town: Collector, Upper Lachlan Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
II D 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Collector Uniting Church OLD Memorial Tablet, Collector War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

25 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 7626, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 7626, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 7626, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward and Amy Frances OLD, Collector, New South Wales

DRIVER A. D. OLD.
Driver A. D. Old writing to his mother, Mrs. E. Old, of Collector, says:— "I am quite well. I received your letter, also the Penny Post, and read with interest the account of several  items. I have a lot of letters to answer, but goodness knows when I will do it, as we don't get much time to write here, now we are back to that place where we were before —  you will know where I mean — where most of the fighting is being done. It is fairly rough, too. It is so wet now. I haven't seen any of the Collector boys yet, but I may see Jack and  Harry Sheridan any day now. They are over here. I had a letter from Jack a couple of days ago. (Mrs. Barber has three brothers on active service. Two of them were in the Goulburn Camp.)

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