McDONALD, Donald James
(Service number 3/96A)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||29 May 1893||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||22 Elizabeth Street, Timaru|
|Occupation||Education Department employee|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. McDONALD (father), 22 Elizabeth Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Medical Corps|
|Date||16 October 1914|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||30 January 1946||Age||52 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Notices||Ashburton Guardian, 31 January 1946|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Crematorium, Christchurch|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Donald James McDonald was born on 29 May 1893 at Lyttelton, the older son of John and Rose (née O’Neill) McDonald. He transferred to Timaru Main School from Waltham, Christchurch, when he was six years old. Donald was employed by the Education Department and living at home in Timaru when he enlisted. Private McDonald was attached to the New Zealand Medical Corps when he embarked with the Main Body on 16 October 1914.
Donald James McDonald married Ida Mary Victoria Palmer in 1920. He died on 30 January 1946 at Christchurch, and late of Hinds, aged 52 years, and was cremated at Bromley, Christchurch.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 January 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [11 January 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [12 January 2021]; Ashburton Guardian, 31 January 1946 (Papers Past) [16 January 2021]
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