Studio portrait of 4080 Private Robert Macdonald, 29th (later 46th) Battalion of Sorrento, ...

Units
Accession Number P05248.087
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.