(Service number 6/1210)

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Date 3 October 1898 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 62 Harper Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Occupation Upholsterer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas McDONALD (father), 62 Harper Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Religion Salvation Army
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded at the Dardanelles

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 June 1974 Age 69 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 5, Row 7, Plot 248
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James McDONALD, 6/1210, was the (fifth) son of Thomas McDonald and Winifred (Winnie, Minnie, née Phillips former Pearce). James was educated at Kapua School near Waimate before the family moved to Christchurch where he attended Christchurch East and Sydenham schools. He was a member of the Territorial Band and of the Regimental Band that left New Zealand with the Main Expeditionary Force. He was also a member of the Salvation Army Band.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 May 2017]; Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch, headstone image (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [13 May 2017]; Otago Witness, 15 September 1915 (Papers Past) [10 May 2017]

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