George Thomas Donaldson

  • 1914 -1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 31 March 1880, Herbert, North Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 15 May 1941, Auckland
  • Last rank Private
  • Service number 16/264
  • Served In A Company, 1st Māori Contingent
  • Next of Kin James Donaldson, Tuatapere, Southland
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer, New Zealand Railways
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted19 October 1914, Otago
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 20 Warrimoo, departed 14 February 1915, Wellington, disembarked Suez, Egypt, 26 March 1915.
  • Theatres of operationGallipoli 1915, Egyptian 1915-1916, Egyptian E.F. 1916 and Western European 1916
  • Periods of service145 days in New Zealand and two years, 226 days overseas, in Egypt, Gallipoli, Balkan and Western Europe. Total service of three years and six days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Ionic, 25 September 1917
  • Discharged23 October 1917 due to no longer being fit for service, on account of injuries sustained on active service.
  • Awarded1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal