MacDONALD, Donald Leslie
(Service number 7/2096)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 22 May 1895 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 39 Hawthorne Road, Papanui, Christchurch
Occupation Sheep farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin D. MacDONALD (father), 39 Hawthorn Road, Papanui, Christchurch
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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 March 1969 Age 74 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated; ashes interred in Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 166
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Donald Leslie Macdonald was the second son of Donald and Agnes Margaret (née Glanville) Macdonald. He was educated at elmwood School, Christchurch. His brother Allan William Macdonald who had joined the Royal Flying Corps, died in an aeroplane accident in England in November 1918. Cousins Allan Farquhar Macdonald and Reginald Orton Macdonald also served in World War I. Donald married Jessie Hannah Reese in 1921. .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 June 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 June 2019]

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