Ronald MacDonald 3 January 1929 - 13 January 1951 Key details Contribute › Service number206353 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesRonald AWMM SurnameMacDonald AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number206353 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth3 January 1929 AWMM Place of birthWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentMechanic AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs I. MacDonald (mother)KaikoheNorth AucklandNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 10 December 1950 AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number206353 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPost WW2 AWMM10 December 1950 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyPost WW2 AWMM10 December 1950 AWMMKayforce AWMM163 Battery AWMMOrmonde AWMMGunner AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Gunner MacDonald was killed in an ambush at Samnangjin-ni.Gunner MacDonald's brother, Mr Bernard MacDonald of Putaruru, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003. AWMM Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death13 January 1951 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathSamnangjin-niKorea AWMM Death notesSamnangjin-nithirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan RoadKorea AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations CemeteryPusanKorea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryBorn in Wellington, Gunner Ronald MacDonald was educated at the Marist Brothers' School, Palmerston North. He was a mechanic by trade and prominent in Palmerston North as a cricketer, footballer and boxer. He was aged 22. (NZ Herald, 17 January 1951, p. 6) AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Ronald MacDonald by laying a poppy. Robert Arthur MacDonald Robert Donald MacDonald Ronald MacDonald Ronald Alexander MacDonald Ronald Alexander MacDonald Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Ronald MacDonald Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand Defence Force. Roll of Honour. Personnel who have died on operational service since 3 September 1945.http://medals.nzdf.mil.nz/info/roll-of-honour/index.htmlSources UsedNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsK-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMMMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMMVolume II: pp. 67-8, 77, 371, 407, 424 n13. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMObituary: NZ Herald, 17 January 1951, p. 6. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.