Regimental number12/203
AddressGrange Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, William O'Donnell, 50 Grange Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Rank on embarkationLance Corporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCorporal
Final unit3rd (Auckland) Company, Auckland Infantry Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPlugge's Plateau Cemetery (Row B, Grave No 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Katherine Elizabeth O'Donnell, 67 Grange Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2/1456 Gunner William Ernest O'DONNELL, 3rd Battery, 1st Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery, died of wounds 8 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body