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Kenneth Hugh Macdonald

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Macdonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    60379 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 November 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 69 St Stephen's Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F.M. MacDonald (mother), 69 St Stephen's Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    60379 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    10 May 1945 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for MacDonald, Kenneth Hugh. (Ref. WO 373/11/577). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW2 Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 26 March 1943 AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served as second-in-command (2 I/C) of 24 Battalion, 25 February - 12 May 1945.

    Served as Commanding Officer (CO) of 24 Battalion, 12 May - 5 July 1945.

    Lt-Col K. H. Macdonald, MC; Auckland; born Auckland, 25 Nov 1916; 2 i/c 24 Bn 25 Feb-12 May 1945; CO 24 Bn 12 May-5 Jul 1945; wounded 26 Mar 1943. (Source: Burdon, R.M. 24 Battalion. p.241.) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 March 1998 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Cremation AWMM
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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 130 AWMM
    • Fortune, G. & Bebich, M. (2008). Citizenship and remembrance : a history of the 24 NZ Infantry Battalion Association. Auckland, N.Z.: Polygraphia. AWMM
    • 24 N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association [newsletter]. Auckland, N.Z.: The Association. AWMM
      24th N.Z. Infantry Battalion Association newsletter. March 1999, Issue 123 AWMM
    • Burdon, R. (1959). 24 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.241, 257, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 288, 302, 307, 337. AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.537. AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1967). Italy. Volume 2. From Cassino to Trieste. Dept. of Internal Affairs, Historical Publications Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.148, 151-2. AWMM

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