McDONALD, Angus Andrew
(Service number 7/1765)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 15 August 1881 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment The Settlement, Waimate
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs F. McDONALD (wife), The Settlement, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 7th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
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Date Reason

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Post-war Occupations


Date 21 April 1937 Age 55 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Angus Andrew McDonald was born on 15 August 1881 at Waimate, the third son of Angus and Margaret (née White) McDonald. Angus married Flora Maud Roberts in 1910, and Flora was his next-of-kin when he enlisted. Trooper McDonald embarked with the 7th Reinforcements at Wellington for Suez, Egypt, on 9 October 1915. He returned to New Zealand in March 1918. The South Canterbury men came from Lyttelton by special train expected mid afternoon on the 19th March.

Angus Andrew McDonald of Rangiora, died on 21 April 1937 at Christchurch, aged 55 years, and was buried at Rangiora. A younger brother, Donald Henry McDonald, was killed in action in 1918 in France.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 January 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 January 2021]; Timaru Herald, 18 March 1918 (Papers Past) [09 April 2015]

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