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Ronald MacDonald

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  • Service number
    206353 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Gunner AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM
  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999). - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    MacDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    206353 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    3 January 1929 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Mechanic AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I. MacDonald (mother), Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 Dec 1950 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    Korean War, 1950-1953 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    206353 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Gunner AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    13 January 1951 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Samnangjin-ni, Korea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Samnangjin-ni, thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Born 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

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMM
    • McGibbon, 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. AWMM
      Volume II: pp. 67-8, 77, 371, 407, 424 n13. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: NZ Herald, 17 January 1951, p. 6. AWMM