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Donald Chisholm

Private

23rd Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: R McGregor,M.LA.
  • Plaque: 2668

Additional Info

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Biography

Donald Alexander Gordon Chisholm was born in Learmonth and when he enlisted on 5th February, 1915, he stated that he was 19 years old, single, a farm hand from Learmonth. He was posted to the 23rd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 312. With a Company of his Battalion he was aboard HMAT "Southland" being taken to Gallipoli when the ship was torpedoed. About 20 men were killed, either by the explosion or drowning. Private Chisholm was drowned on 2nd September 1915 in the sea near Mudros. He is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece.
Tree No. 2668

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour