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Full Name: Roderick McDonald
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Roderick
Surname: McDonald
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14921
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Shepherd
Next of Kin: Mrs B.L. McDonald (mother), 239 Lincoln Road, Halswell, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 53 Leslies Road, Hornby, Christchurch
Military District: Christchurch
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 290
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 8 June 1941
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: P. 144.
Biographical Notes: Roderick McDonald was the son of Roderick and Bertha McDonald, of Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait from The Weekly News; 13 August 1941
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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