|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 4080 Private Robert Macdonald, 29th (later 46th) Battalion of Sorrento, ...
Studio portrait of 4080 Private Robert Macdonald, 29th (later 46th) Battalion of Sorrento, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Port Melbourne (A16) on 21 October 1916. On 16 October 1917, he was wounded in action at Passchendaele, Belgium, and died on 17 October 1917 at the 10th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, aged 21. He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Pte Macdonald's only brother, Lieutenant Neil Macdonald, 23rd Battalion, died of wounds at Pozieres, France, on 29 July 1916.