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John Ebernezer Donaldson

Commemorated at
Given name
John Ebernezer
Family name
Additional information
Rank (legacy)
Unit at embarkation
19th Battalion
Service (legacy)
World War 1
DOW 11/8/1916
Veteran Notes/Bio

1916 at 30 years of age
He was husband of Katherine of Kintore 'Road' Wahroonga. He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and University Sydney graduating with an M.B.
He was a member of Sydney University Scouts, gained a rowing Blue and was a champion heavyweight boxer.
He joined the Australian Army Medical Corps in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forced which aimed to put German wireless stations in the Pacific out of action. He was discharged in 1915 and listed as a combatant, appointed to the 19th Battalion as Lieutenant on 8th June, serving there until the evacuation. He landed in France in March 1916, promoted to Captain and fought at Fleurbaix and Posieres where he was severely wounded on 26th July. He died of wounds and was buried in Etaple Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave 1.A.42.
Sister Katherine Minnie Donaldson was in Australian Army Nursing Service and received award of Associate of the Royal Red Cross. Another brother, Lieutenant George Shirley Donalds, M.C., served with the 55th Battalion. Captain John Donaldson is remembered on the Honour Roll at St. Andrews Anglican Church.

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