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Colin McDonald

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    461 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Kihikihi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. McDonald, Kihikihi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The date of Trooper McDonald's death is uncertain, but may have been 8 September 1901.

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.

    Father was named Norman Mcdonald. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    08 Sep 1901? AWMM
    BloemfonteinSouth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kihikihi Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 10 September 1901 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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