Donald Gordon (Don) MCHATTIE MID


MCHATTIE, Donald Gordon

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 10 September 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 3rd Divisional Train
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 19 August 1892
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Wounds, Kandahar Advanced Dressing Station, Messines, Belgium, 17 July 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 37
Memorials: Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Newcastle (Gardner Memorial) War Memorial, Newcastle East Roll of Honour, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train
10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 3rd Divisional Train
18 Oct 1914: Involvement 1st Divisional Train
18 Oct 1914: Embarked 1st Divisional Train, HMAT Afric, Sydney
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train
5 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Divisional Train, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW leg, slight
30 Jun 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches
1 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 3rd Divisional Train
30 May 1916: Embarked Captain, 3rd Divisional Train, HMAT Persic, Sydney
30 May 1916: Involvement Captain
30 May 1916: Involvement Captain, 3rd Divisional Train
30 May 1916: Embarked Captain, HMAT Persic, Sydney
17 Jul 1917: Involvement Captain, 3rd Divisional Train

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

Donald was a Gallipoli veteran.

Son of James Cameron McHattie and Frances McHattie, of 4, Hunter St., Newcastle, New South Wales.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

An Original Anzac memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.

105 years ago today, on the 17th July 1917, Captain Donald Gordon McHattie, Commanding Officer, 24th & 869th Company, 3rd Australian Divisional Train, clerk (accountant - Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company), of "Alvah", 4 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Died of Wounds at Messines, Belgium, age 24 years, 11 months (also reported Killed in Action).

Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 19th August 1892 (as MACHATTIE) to James Cameron (Senior Detective, died 29.12.1927) and Fanny (Fannie, Frances, died 30.9.1925) McHattie nee Suthill. Don enlisted August 1914 with the 1st Australian Divisional Train at Sydney, N.S.W.

Wounded in action - 7.5.1915 (leg, slight).

Admitted to hospital 13.8.1815 (typhoid).

Returned to Australia on the 26th November 1915 (enteric fever).

Don is resting at Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Neuve-Eglise, Belgium. Plot II Row C Grave 37. Photos courtesy of Eddy Lin.

Mr. McHattie’s name has been inscribed on the Gardner Memorial, St. Phillip's Presbyterian Church (Newcastle) Roll of Honour, St. Phillip's Presbyterian Church (Newcastle) Memorial Tablets, Newcastle East Public School Roll of Honour, Newcastle Collegiate School Roll of Honour, Newcastle Surf Club & Life-Saving Brigade Honor Roll (photos, unveiled on the 14th July 1918, 176 names originally inscribed, 16 Fallen, 194 names now inscribed, 24 Fallen), Newcastle Masonic Lodge-Harmony (15) Roll of Honour, Baulkham Hills - World War 1 Memorial - William Thompson Masonic Schools and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

Twice Mentioned in Despatches.

Captain of the Newcastle Surf Club.

I have placed poppies at the family gravesite in remembrance of Don’s service and supreme sacrifice for God, King & Country. PRESBYTERIAN-1SW. 29.
Younger brother Wallace John (30th Battalion & 3rd Australian Divisional Train, Reg No-476, born 1896, Newcastle, N.S.W., died 30.3.1977, district unknown) also served 1st A.I.F.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.