John Gordon DONALD


DONALD, John Gordon

Service Number: 181
Enlisted: 10 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Townhead, Glasgow, Scotland, 10 March 1893
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Townhead School, Scotland
Occupation: Farmer Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - abdomen, At sea (HS Gascon), 13 May 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, buried at sea Chaplain of HS London officiated Panel 52
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Northam Fallen
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 181, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 181, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 181, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of A. Donald of 45 Butland Creek, Glasgow, Scotland. Brother of Andrew Donald of Scotland

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