William Hildrige Armstrong MACDONNELL


MACDONNELL, William Hildrige Armstrong

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Aramac, Queensland, 18 January 1894
Home Town: Herberton, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Metallurgical engineer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 July 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
9 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 42nd Infantry Battalion
3 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Killed in Action.

Advice has reached Mrs. Michael Walsh, Cairns, that. Lt. "Doodie" MacDonnell, son of Dr. Lucius G. MacDonnell, Military hospital, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, has been killed in action. Mrs. Walsh's sister Kathleen is married to Dr. E. MacDonnell, New Norfolk, Tasmania, a brother of Dr. Lucius MacDonnell." - from the Cairns Post 18 July 1918 (nla.gov.au)