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Full Name: Ray McDonald
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): Ray
Surname: McDonald
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Serial No.: 208405
Place of Birth: Havelock, Marlborough, New Zealand
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: Mr W. McDonald (father)
Enlistment Address: Canvastown, Marlborough, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Kayforce
Military Awards: New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Artillery, 16 Field Regiment
Date of Death: 15 November 1952
Year of Death: 1952
Cause of Death: Accidental death
Cemetery Name: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo.
Obituary: NZ Herald, 18 November 1952, p. 8.
Biographical Notes:
  • Served with 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1945
  • Served with Jayforce 1946-47
  • Served with Kayforce 1951-52
  • Gunner McDonald's nephew, Mr Lawton Hakaraia of Auckland received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003
Description of Image:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
Further References:
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 371, 407.
  • New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
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