Private Thomas Donaldson

Private Thomas Donaldson, 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry Forces. He died in the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station in France on 5th May 1917 from wounds received in action during the Battle of Arras aged 25. He had been born in Greenlaw and was the son of Mrs Mary A. Blake of Caldron Brae, Stitchill, Roxburgh and is buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He had emigrated to Australia in 1912 and had enlisted in New South Wales from where he went to Gallipoli and then France in 1916 where he was wounded on the Somme in August 1916. His Headstone is inscribed ” Till The Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away”. The photographs show scenes from the Battle.

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