Horace David McDonald was born in Footscray and was a Machinist by trade when he enlisted in the 29th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 19 June 1917 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917. On March 9th he incurred the displeasure of the authorities for æconduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he failed to salute an officer' for which he earned a formal reprimand. In early June he moved to France as a reinforcement for the 29th Battalion. On August 9th 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to the left elbow. Two days later he was evacuated to England then in mid-December he sailed for Australia, reaching Melbourne on February 1st 1919.
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