Private Robert McDonald, 34th Bn Australian Imperial Force

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OUR MEN FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

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Private Robert McDonald 7292, 34th Battalion Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force.

Robert McDonald was born in Aberdalgie on 2nd November 1896 to George and Betsy McDonald, who had married in Forfar in 1892.  Robert had four other brothers.  The family also lived in Tibbermore, Forteviot, Clunie and Scone.  When Robert was five they lived in Craigie, Perth, however by the time he was 15 they had moved to Bonhard, Scone.  In 1914, Robert emigrated to Australia and lived in New South Wales.  He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Army on 16th January 1917, and he was transferred back to UK.  On 23rd August 1917 he was mobilised to France.  Private Robert McDonald was killed on 24th August 1918 near the Somme.  He was 21 years old.  He is buried near Albert, France.  Robert was awarded the Victory and British War medals.



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