Lucius Gerald Armstrong MACDONNELL

MACDONNELL, Lucius Gerald Armstrong

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 19 October 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
Born: Dublin, Ireland, 14 September 1864
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Died: Natural causes, Orpington, England, 27 November 1924, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, Army Medical Corps (AIF), Brisbane, Queensland
16 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance, HMAT Borda, Brisbane
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Feb 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 2nd Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


Many Queensland members of the A.I.F. will learn with deep regret of the death, on November 27 last, at Orpington, Kent, England, of Lieutenant-Colonel L. G. A. MacDonnell, M.D. Dr. MacDonnell succumbed to heart affection caused by the hardships of campaigning with the Anzacs at Gallipoli, his illness being accelerated by the death in action in France of his only son, the late Captain W. H. A. MacDonnell, of the 42nd Battalion, A.I.F. The late Dr. MacDonnell came of an old and distinguished Irish family, his father being the late Colonel W. E. MacDonnell, D.L. His mother, who survives him, is the Hon. Mrs. MacDonnell, of Dartmouth Square, Dublin, a sister of the late Lord Inchiquin. The deceased came to Queensland as a young practitioner, and married Miss. Nita Harden, a daughter of the late Mr. G. Harden, of Rockhampton, and sister of Mrs. T. M. McWilliam, of Brisbane. He practised in the Central West, and subsequently at Herberton, where he filled the post of Government Medical Officer. Soon after the outbreak of the Great War he joined up with the A.A.M.C., and rendered distinguished service at Gallipoli. He returned to Queensland towards the end of the war, and did not resume private practice, being appointed, to the charge of the Military Hospital at Kangaroo Point, and subsequently journeyed to England, where he resided up to the time of his death. He is survived by his widow and daughter." - from the Queenslander 24 Jan 1915 (