Alexander Douglas MACDONALD


MACDONALD, Alexander Douglas

Service Number: 6578
Enlisted: 6 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, March 1893
Home Town: Winton, Winton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Wounds, 30th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 6 October 1918
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
V D 31 , Tincourt New British Cemetery, Tincourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6578, 26th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6578, 26th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6578, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
10 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6578, 26th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens, GSW to neck and chest
4 Oct 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6578, 26th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, SW left thigh and foot DoW 30th Casualty Clearing Station

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

Regimental Books - Australian Military History

We Remember Today the life and service of 6578 Private Alexander Douglas MacDonald, 26th Battalion, of Kilcoy, Qld.

Pte MacDonald worked as a book keeper and a stockman prior to enlisting in November 1916. He embarked from Sydney with the 19th Reinforcements on board HMAT Wiltshire (A18) on 7 February 1917. After further training in England the 26th Battalion arrived in France on 18 October 1917 for service on the Western Front.

On 8 August 1918 Pte MacDonald received gun shot wounds to his neck and chest during the attack on Mont St Quentin, France. By mid September he had sufficiently recovered to rejoin his battalion. On 4 October 1918 he was severely wounded by a shell explosion during the advance on Lormisset Farm, near Aisne, France, and died on 6 October 1918. Pte MacDonald was 26 years of age.


Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles and Nora C MacDONALD of Yabba Station, Kilcoy, Qld.