William Edwin DONALD

9th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Private, Regimental No: 4189.

Killed in Action , 23 July 1916, Pozieres, France.




Biographical Details

Born: 12 July 1881 at Goodna, QLD, Australia.

Father: William DONALD,

Mother: Mary ROBERTSON.

Marital Status: Married.

Education: Grenadier State School, QLD.

Occupation: Labourer.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 21 August 1915 at Inglewood, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Inglewood, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

3 January 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

13th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A55 "Kyarra".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 23 July 1916 while serving with 9th  Battalion at Pozieres, France at the age of 35 years.

Burial place or Memorial: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Wife, Mrs. M. E. Donald, Sarina, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Presbyterian.


Commemorative Details


Panel 55, Australian War Memorial;

Australian National Memorial, Villers-Brettoneux;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;

Sarina War Memorial.


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