Ronald MacDonald Born 3 January 1929 - Died 13 January 1951 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number206353 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankGunner AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 birthWellington, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesWellington, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentMechanic AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs I. MacDonald (mother), Kaikohe, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 10 Dec 1950 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number206353 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause 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-ni, Korea AWMM Death notesSamnangjin-ni, thirty-three kilometres south of Miryang on the main Miryang-Pusan Road, Korea AWMM Cemetery nameUnited Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-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.