2473 Laurie MACDONALD

Date of enlistment 6th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised sick

Appointed Lance Corporal

Summary of Lance Corporal MacDonald’s WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Date Location Event
21st February 1917 Australia Discharged – medically unfit
8th January 1917 Australia Absent without leave – forfeiture of 2 days pay
4th January 1917 Australia Absent without leave – forfeiture of 3 days pay
2nd December 1916 Australia Disembarked Karoola
16th October 1916 England Discharged from 1st Auxiliary Hospital, and embarked on HS Karoola from Southampton
19th August 1916 England Embarked at Calais on HS Dieppe for England, and admitted to Colchester General Military Hospital
6th August 1916 France Admitted to No.26 General Hospital – gunshot wound fractured right forearm and shell shock
5th August 1916 France Wounded in Action – gunshot wound arm
30th July 1916 France Appointed Lance Corporal
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
27th November 1915 Egypt Discharged to duty
7th November 1915 Egypt Admitted to Abbassia Hospital – measles
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
12th September 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
9th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot


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