(Service number 44096)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 1 September 1875 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o C. HUNT, Bell Street, Waimate
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin E. HUNT (friend), Bell Street, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Pakeha
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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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

Labourer; cook


Date 20 August 1952 Age 74 years
Place of Death Oamaru
Memorial or Cemetery Oamaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Block 208, Plot 93
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter Donaldson was the son of William and Ann Donaldson, as staed on his enlistment. He also gave his birth year as 1875, a small discrepancy apparent with his age at death. He had been in New Zealand for 13 years when he enlisted. The 24th Reinforcements – P. Donaldson included - left Timaru for Trentham by the second express on 5 January 1917. They were entertained by the ladies of the Patriotic War Relief Society in Miss Read’s Stafford Tea Rooms. The 2nd (S.C.) Regimental Band was in attendance and Senior Cadets formed a cordon at the Strathallan Street crossing.When he died, the Public Trustee could not locate any relatives.


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