John Douglas Donald

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John Douglas Donald
Donald John Douglas.jpg
photo courtesy Helen Clark
Donald John Douglas at Northam army camp.jpg
In training at Northam - photo courtesy Helen Clark
Personal Information
Date of Birth 30 Apr 1923
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 19 Sep 1975 aged 52
Place of Death Shenton Park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 3 months
Occupation labourer
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Robert Donald
Military Information
Reg Number WX30918
Date of Enlistment 23 Aug 1942
Rank Sapper
Unit/Formation 1st Australian Bomb Disposal Platoon
Post War Details

Pre War

War Service

Discharged 25 Feb 1946

Post War

In 1951 John married Mavis Lurline Drage. John had five children: Norman, Noeleen, Helen, Susan, Milton. Electoral Roll entries: 1949 Trayning, farm labourer; 1954 - 1958 Kirup, forestry worker; 1963 - 1972 at 80 Outram road Armadale, brick burner.

John also worked as a truck driver for the City of Canning in around 1973 / 1974. He then took ill and passed away in 1975.

When not at work, John enjoyed tinkering in his backyard, particularly working on his car.


Was born 30th April 1924 and changed his birth date to 1923 in order to enlist in Armadale as a light horseman.

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