(Service number 7/1875)

Aliases Surname also spelt as MacDonald
First Rank Lance-Corporal Last Rank Private


Date 6 October 1894 Place of Birth Redcliff

Enlistment Information

Date 26 August 1915 Age 21 years
Address at Enlistment Post-office, Glenavy, South Canterbury
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin A. McDONALD (father), Redcliff, Glenavy, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 11½ inches. Weight 12 stone. Chest measurement 35-38 inches. Complexion medium. Eyes grey-blue. Hair dark brown. Sight - normal, both eyes 6/6. Hearing and colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. Says he has never been ill & has never had a fit.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 8th Reinforcements
Date 13 November 1915
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Western European
Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 13 April 1919 Reason Termination of period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 July 1965 Age 70 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Purewa, Auckland; ashes interred Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James McDONALD (name also spelt MacDOMALD) was born in 1894 at Redcliffs near Glenavy, the older son of Alexander and Rachel (née LINDSAY) McDONALD.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 December 2015]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0072589) [18 December 2015]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [10 December 2015]; Timaru Herald, 20 July 1915, 26 August 1915, 5 March 1919, Evening Post, 3 March 1919 (Papers Past) [19 December 2015]

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