DONALDSON, Alick Rangi Gillespie
(Service number 47501)

First Rank Sergeant Major Last Rank


Date 4 October 1892 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Union bank, Geraldine
Occupation Bank clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John DONALDSON (father), Kew, Caversham, Dunedin
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 32nd Reinforcements, Specialist Company
Date 16 November 1917
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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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 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 April 1983 Age 90 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Ashburton cemetery
Memorial Reference New Lawn Area, Plot 89
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alick Rangi Gillespie Donaldson was the son of John and Marion (née McPherson) Donaldson, both of whom hailed from Scotland. He was educated at Arthur Street School and Caversham School in Dunedin, going to Selwyn Collegiiate at the age of 14. Alick was a bank clerk when he was called up in 1916. In 1924 he married Violet Helen Reith.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2019]; Ashburton Cemetery burial record (ashburton District Council) [31 May 2019]

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