(Service number 5/288)

First Rank Driver Last Rank


Date 15 November 1896 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

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

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Army Service Corps
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 March 1970 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Memorial Park Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 6, Row 3, Plot 73
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John McDONALD, 5/288, was the youngest son of Thomas McDonald and Winifred (Winnie, Minnie, née Phillips former Pearce). John was educated at Kapua School near Waimate before the family moved to Christchurch where he attended Christchurch East and Sydenham schools.


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]

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