John Douglas Donald
From Our Contribution
photo courtesy Helen Clark
In training at Northam - photo courtesy Helen Clark
|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|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Robert Donald|
|Date of Enlistment||23 Aug 1942|
|Unit/Formation||1st Australian Bomb Disposal Platoon|
|Post War Details|
Discharged 25 Feb 1946
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.