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Born in Hadden, Victoria, Richard McDonald was a married 34 year old metal polisher at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 10th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on the 16th of October 1915.
On the 3rd of November 1917, Richard was wounded in action. He was admitted to the 1st Western General Hospital in Liverpool, England on the 4th of November with a gunshot wound to his right thigh.
Richard returned to Australia on the 29th of May 1919, and was discahrged as medically unfit on the 20th of July 1919.
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