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EWEN JOHN MACDONALD

MACDONALD, EWEN JOHN

RANK:   DRIVER/PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  5/249

UNIT:    6th COY, 2nd BATTALION, AUCKLAND INFANTRY REGIMENT 

BORN:       13/10/1887  -  PUKAHU, N.Z.     

DIED:     20/09/1916        KILLED IN ACTION        
              
PLACE:    FLERS, SOMME, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   

SIBLINGS:       D. MACDONALD (brother), Springhill, ONGA ONGA    

NEXT OF KIN:   JAMES MACDONALD (father), WAIPUKURAU
                        
OCCUPATION:  SHEPHERD

EMPLOYER:   J.M. MACDONALD (father), ‘Mangatarata’, WAIPUKURAU

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  HASTINGS  

HEIGHT:   5’ 6¾”        WEIGHT:    11st. 2lb.        CHEST:   32”

COMP:   DARKISH        EYES:   BROWN           HAIR:    BROWN
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, SOMME, FRANCE                                           
    

 

ENLISTED:       HASTINGS        DATE:   10/02/1915  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   4th          

MILITARY RECORD:
10/02/1915.  POSTED TRENTHAM, DRIVER, ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
17/04/1915.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON.
20/06/1915.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
13/07/1915.  POSTED FROM FIELD AMBULANCE TO ARMY SERVICE CORPS,
AS A DRIVER.
08/03/1916.  POSTED TO ‘C’ COMPANY, N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE,  MOASCAR .
27/03/1916.  TRANSFERRED TO 2nd BTN, AUCKLAND INFANTRY REGIMENT.
08/04/1916.  EMBARKED ON H.T. ‘ASCENIA’ FROM ALEXANDRIA FOR FRANCE.
20/09/1916.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.