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Douglas McLean McDonald

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved

Ashburton War Memorial. Photo G.A. Fortune, 2003. - Image has All Rights Reserved


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas McLean AWMM
  • Surname
    McDonald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 2271 AWMM
    • South African 6362 AWMM
    • South African 8153 AWMM
    • WWI 7/460 AWMM
    • WWI 7/460 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 5 September 1881 AWMM HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
    • 8 September 1881 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • South African Waituna, West Feilding AWMM
    • South African Waituna, West Feilding AWMM
    • WW1 Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Hugh McDonald, Castlecliff, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 2271 AWMM
    • South African 6362 AWMM
    • South African 8153 AWMM
    • WWI 7/460 AWMM
    • WWI 7/460 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of the late Hugh and Catherine McDonald, of Wanganui.

    The late Sergeant Douglas McLean McDonald was killed in action at the Dardanelles, was a son of Mr. Hugh McDonald, Castlecliff, Wanganui. He enlisted at Ashburton in the Main Expeditionary Force, being appointed a sergeant in the Mounted Regiment. He subsequently became attached to the Headquarters staff. After working for some years on a Government survey party, Sergeant McDonald joined the Christchurch branch of the Lands and Survey Department, and was assistant to Mr. Buckhurst, Crown Lands Ranger. For two years previous to enlisting, Mr. McDonald held the position of Crown Lands Ranger at Ashburton. He was a conscientious and popular officer, and will be greatly missed by his associates.

    The late Sergeant McDonald served in no less than three contingents during the Boer War. At one time he was reported killed, but turned up shortly afterwards in New Zealand, to the surprise and delight of his friends. He received the King’s medal, the Queen’s medal, and two clasps for his services in the Boer War. Public Service Journal, 20 October, 1915, p. 52. Source: Ministry for Culture and Heritage. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    Bauchops HillGallipoli AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Hill 60 (New Zealand) Memorial, Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey AWMM

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  • Researching family tree. Hugh McDonald, father, born in Scotland - c.1852? Where?
    Public - Judy - Other Relative - 12 May 2015
  • We're just finding out about our relatives who fell in Ww1. Donald and his brother Hugh McLean who lived in Castlecliff Wanganui and were sons of Hugh McDonald, are related to my mother, who's mother was also a McDonald. We have lots of gaps, but it's awesome to find these men.
    Public - Sally - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 May 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
12 May 2015JudyTe AwamutuOther Relative
25 April 2015SallyWanganui New ZealandOther Relative

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