Born in Ballarat, Donald McKay was a single 26 year old labourer at the time of his enlistment on the 4th of February 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on the 4th of April 1916.
On the 21st of February 1917, Donald was wounded in action. He rejoined his battalion on the 14th of March 1917.
On the 10th of May 1917, Donald was wounded in action on a second occasion. He embarked for England on the 18th of May 1917, and was admitted to the Horton War Hospital in Epsom the same day with gunshot wounds to his right ear and head.
Donald returned to Australia on the 24th of September 1917, and was discharged due to his wounds on the 14th of November 1917.
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