McDONALD, Charles
(Service number 27325)

First Rank Private Last Rank Staff Sergeant


Date 15 October 1887 Place of Birth Orari Bridge

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Orari Bridge
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin A. D. McDONALD (father), Orari Bridge, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 17th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 25 September 1916
Transport Devon
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

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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

Post-war Occupations



Date 22 December 1971 Age 84 years
Place of Death Orari Bridge
Memorial or Cemetery Arundel Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 52, Plot 47
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Charles McDonald, 27325, was the son of Alexander and Agnes (née Waterston) McDonald.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 June 2017]; Arundel Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [16 June 2017]

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