Charles Bernard DONALDSON

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DONALDSON, Charles Bernard

Service Number: 1341
Enlisted: 1 December 1914, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Wahroonga, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 20 July 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 14 Rev. A.E. Talbot officiated Headstone inscription reads: Beloved son of George & Grace Donaldson of Vancluse Motto 'Promptus'
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Wahroonga St Andrew's Anglican Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1341, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1341, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1341, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brother of John Ebenezer Donaldson who was killed in action on 11 August 1916 while serving with the 19th Battalion. Buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery; Plot 1, Row A, Grave 42 and George Shirley Donaldson MC and Grace Gertrude Dorothea Donaldson

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

He was a member of the Sydney University Scouts while he was studying Law

Son of Grace Gertrude Donaldson, Kintore Street, Wahroonga and the late George Donaldson and A. and Diploma in Economics and Commerce. Charles was educated at Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney, gaining a BA and Diploma in Economics and Commerce. Charles was enrolled in Law 111 and was working in the Crown Law Office.
Charles Donaldson was an Original Anzac having sailed on 11 February 1915, landing at Gallipoli on 25 April where he was killed at Lone Pine aged 24 years. He is buried in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac Turkey, Grave 11.E.14.
Charles Donaldson is remembered on the Honour Roll at St. Andrews Anglican Church Wahroonga.

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