Alex Bath MacDonald

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Alex MacDonald
Nickname(s) Bandy
Born (1898-04-13)13 April 1898
Walcha, New South Wales
Died 12 May 1981(1981-05-12) (aged 83)[1]
Sydney, New South Wales
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1940–1950
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held Australian Cadet Corps
Jungle Training Centre
Darwin Mobile Force
Battles/wars Second World War

Lieutenant Colonel Alex Bath "Bandy" MacDonald (13 April 1898 – 12 May 1981) was an Australian Army officer.

Family and education[edit]

MacDonald was born in Walcha, New South Wales,[2] son of Emily (née Bath) and Alexander Mark MacDonald.[3] He was educated at Newington College from 1913 until 1916.[4]

Military service[edit]

MacDonald served during the Second World War and commanded the Jungle Training Centre and Darwin Mobile Force.[5] At war's end he became Director of the Australian Cadet Corps[6] and then was senior Australian military observer with the United Nations Commission for Indonesia.[7] His portrait is held by the Australian War Memorial.


  1. ^ Ryerson Index
  2. ^ BD&Ms. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  3. ^ BD&Ms. Retrieved 4 May 20123
  4. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Sydney, 1999) pp 123
  5. ^ Men of the Darwin Mobile Force drawn up in full ceremonial dress in Martin Place as Major A.B. (Bandy) MacDonald lays a wreath on the cenotaph.
  6. ^ "CADETS IN CAMP". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 26 August 1947. p. 9 Edition: SECOND EDITION. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "PERSONAL". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 18 February 1949. p. 3. Retrieved 4 April 2013.