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Roderick William McDonald

Headstone, Waikumete Cemetery (photograph S. Lees 15 February 2009) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, Waikumete Cemetery (photograph S. Lees 15 February 2009) - No known copyright restriction …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roderick William AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 12/1729 AWMM
    • NZ402602 AWMM
    • A402602 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 October 1886 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Rawhiti, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 23 July 1940 AWMM Rawhiti, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • William McDonald (father), Rawhiti, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
    • Florence McDonald (wife), Rawhiti, Bay of Islands, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Widow: Mrs. E. McDonald, 204 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland AWMM
    • WW2 Widow: Mrs. E. McDonald of Waiheke Island AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William and Isabella McDonald of Waipu

    Husband of Florence Ethel nee Hunter (d.1924) and then Shona Effie (nee Langman) of Waiheke

    Died of illness at Auckland Public Hospital, having been admitted three months earlier

    Gave birth year as 1887 for WW1 and 1892 for WW2. Headstone records rank as Sergeant, his last rank in WW1 and age as 50 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    2 February 1943 AWMM
    Age 51 AWMM
    GreenlaneAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Presbyterian, Block D, Row 5, Grave 18 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 443 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ma - McW. Archives New Zealand (R17845613) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM


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