Donald Neill MCDONALD

MCDONALD, Donald Neill

Service Number: 429980
Enlisted: 10 October 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 15 May 1924
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: Bank Officer
Died: Aircraft Accident, Tarlee, South Australia, Tarlee, South Australia, Australia, 23 September 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Mallala (Feltwell) War Cemetery, S.A.
Plot B, Row D, grave 4, Mallala War Cemetery, Mallala, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colonel Light Gardens St Therese Catholic Church - Stations of the Cross, Port Augusta District WW2 Honour Board, Port Augusta RSL Hall Circular Honour Roll, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques, Soldiers' Memorial Band Rotunda, Sydney Commonwealth Bank Adelaide WW2 Honour Board, Tarlee Avro Anson W2095 Air Crash Site
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World War 2 Service

10 Oct 1942: Involvement Leading Aircraftman, 429980, No. 6 Service Flying Training School Mallala
10 Oct 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, South Australia
10 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 429980
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Donald Neill McDONALD was born in Brisbane, Queensland on 15th May, 1924

His parents were John Francis McDONALD & Emily Lucy Beggam KELLY who married in Queensland on 31st July, 1919

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Paid the Supreme Sacrifice


Mr. and Mrs. J. P. McDonald, of the Commonwealth Bank, Port Augusta were advised early on Friday morning last that their only son, L.A.C. Donald Neill McDonald, of the R.A.A.F., was killed when an aircraft crashed at a South Australian Air Force station during a training flight on Thursday, September 23.

F.O. Ian Duncan Weston, of Karoonda, S.A., Sgt. Julian Patrick Rice of Manjimup, W.A. and LA.C. Cyril Lewis, of Elwood, Vic., were also killed.

L.A.C. McDonald, who was 19 years of age, was on the staff of the Commonwealth Bank at Port Adelaide when he entered the Air Force from the A.T.C. immediately after his 18th birthday. He was nearing the final stages of his training, and under ordinary circumstances, would have gained his "wings" this month.

His only sister is in the W.A.A.A.F. Deepest sympathy is extended to Mr and Mrs McDonald and family in their sad loss.

 Citation  - Paid the Supreme Sacrifice. (1943, October 1). Transcontinental (Port Augusta, SA : 1914 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved April 17, 2015, from


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