(Service number 44096)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||1 September 1875||Place of Birth||Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o C. HUNT, Bell Street, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||E. HUNT (friend), Bell Street, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||G Company|
|Date||26 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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|Date||20 August 1952||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death||Oamaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Oamaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block 208, Plot 93|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Peter Donaldson was the son of William and Ann Donaldson, as staed on his enlistment. He also gave his birth year as 1875, a small discrepancy apparent with his age at death. He had been in New Zealand for 13 years when he enlisted. The 24th Reinforcements – P. Donaldson included - left Timaru for Trentham by the second express on 5 January 1917. They were entertained by the ladies of the Patriotic War Relief Society in Miss Read’s Stafford Tea Rooms. The 2nd (S.C.) Regimental Band was in attendance and Senior Cadets formed a cordon at the Strathallan Street crossing.When he died, the Public Trustee could not locate any relatives.
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