(Lt) William Thomas McDonald, 4th Battalion of Forest Lodge, NSW.
Honorary Lt McDonald embarked at Sydney on 20 October 1914 on HMAT
Euripides, and landed at Gallipoli on 25 August 1915, on which date his
rank as lieutenant was confirmed in the field. He was wounded twice in
August, the second time at Lone Pine from a gun shot wound to his right
shoulder, necessitating his evacuation to Malta then London for further
medical treatment. He was Mentioned In Despatches for services in the
field at Gallipoli by Sir Ian Hamilton. He rejoined his unit at
Tel-el-Kebir on 24 February 1916 and received his promotion to the rank
of Captain on 12 March 1916. On 16 August 1916, four and a half months
after the unit went to France, he was killed
in action at Mouquet Farm. Prior
to his enlistment in the First World War, he served for nineteen years
with the NSW Scottish Rifles and the 25th Infantry, four years at the
rank of Warrant Officer. He saw sixteen months service in South Africa
as a corporal in the 1st NSW Mounted Infantry during the Boer War.
(Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and bar DCM, 13th Battalion. Maj
Murray was awarded the Victoria Cross as a Captain (Capt) for "most
conspicuous bravery" on 4 - 5 February 1917 at Stormy Trench,
Murray led his company in an attack and quickly captured the enemy
position, fighting back three heavy counter attacks by the enemy. He
encouraged his men, led bombing and bayonet parties and carried wounded
men to safety.
landed at Gallipoli as a Gunner on 25 April 1915 and was awarded the
Distinguished Conduct Medal in June 1915. He was awarded
the Distinguished Service Order for his work at Mouquet Farm
in August 1916, and in April 1917 received the bar to the DSO for his
part in the battle at the Hindenburg Line.
was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in March 1918 and in May 1919 was
created a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. (Donor