Donald Lawson TYLER


TYLER, Donald Lawson

Service Numbers: S305992, 416160
Enlisted: 3 January 1940, Kensington, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Mile End, South Australia, 11 October 1918
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor Area, 27 December 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Jan 1940: Involvement SN S305992
3 Jan 1940: Enlisted Kensington, SA
31 Mar 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 416160
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 2 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-210 of Number 2 Squadron was shot down off the south coast of Timor and all of the crew were killed.  They are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT -

Pilot Officer John Frederick Nixon 401142 - Son of George and Lavinia Mary Nixon & Husband of Frances Margaret Nixon of Forbes, NSW

Sergeant Donald Lawson Tyler 416160 - Son of John Lawson Tyler and Charlotte Caroline Tyler & Husband of Willette Tyler of Unley, SA

Sergeant Jack Douglas Horseman 416339 - Son of Stanley and Muriel Mildred Horseman of Torrensville, SA

Sergeant Keith Ross 416192 - Son of Andrew George and Elsie Agnes Ross of Kensington Park, SA

Flying Officer Mervyn William Johns 407242 - Son of Cecil Barklay Johns and Anna Johns & Husband of Jean Catherine Johns of Adelaide, SA