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Marjorie Mellis McDonald (1889–?)

Marjorie Mellis Mcdonald

Marjorie Mellis Mcdonald

Ronald Esler

Daughter of John James Falconer, late General Manager of the Australian Mercantile Land and Finance Company; always prominently connected with pastoral matters throughout the Commonwealth.

Born, Melbourne.

Educated at Toorak College, Melbourne, and on the Continent.

Married Major Ronald Tracy Alexander McDonald, O. B. E., Staff Corps. Eldest son of the late Arthur H. McDonald, Cowley, Queensland. First Commissioned Cadet Force, Victoria, 1905. Commissioned as Captain, A. M. F., 1906. Appointed A. D. I. Staff P. Forces, 1913; appointed Adjutant, 16th Battalion, A. I. F., 1914. Embarked 1914. Returned 1919. Appointed A. D. C. to Governor of Victoria, 1924-1930. Private Secretary to His Excellency Lord Somers, 1930-31. Present serving at A. H. Q.

One son, Alistair John Falconer.

CHARITIES. During the Great War acted in the capacity of Joint Honorary Secretary to the Victorian Division, Australian Comforts’ Fund, relinquishing that position in 1920. On the Home Hospitals’ Committee of the Red Cross. On the Council of the Friendly Union of Soldiers’ Wives and Mothers. Vice-president, Yarra Branch, Country Women’s Association of Victoria. Chairwoman of the Handicrafts and Home Industries Committee of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria. Honorary Secretary, Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

HOBBIES. Music, Gardening.

CLUB. Alexandra.

ADDRESS. "Moidart,” Kooyong Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Marjorie Mellis Mcdonald

Marjorie Mellis Mcdonald

Ronald Esler