Uncle Allan McDonald's unmarked grave given headstone in Warrnambool Cemetery after half-a-century

Updated November 18 2021 - 2:36pm, first published November 12 2021 - 8:00am
AT LAST: Family members of Uncle Allan McDonald unveil a headstone for the unmarked grave on Remembrance Day. Picture: Chris Doheny
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Uncle Allan McDonald was one of the first Indigenous soldiers to enlist in the First World War, surviving Gallipoli and seeing battle in Beersheba with the iconic Light Horsemen. After his death, he was buried in an unmarked grave in the city's cemetery, in a spot no-one knew about - until now.


Jessica Greenan


Journalist at The Warrnambool Standard. Send me news tips at jess.greenan@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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