Donald Robert BAWDEN

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BAWDEN, Donald Robert

Service Number: 47060
Enlisted: 22 September 1941
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mildura
Born: Port Broughton, South Australia, 18 September 1914
Home Town: Lochiel, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Mildura, Victoria, Australia, 31 January 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Mildura (Nichols Point) Public Cemetery, Victoria
Methodist Plot. Sec. F. Grave 92. , Mildura Public Cemetery, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lochiel District Honour Roll, Lochiel Methodist Church Memorial Window, Snowtown Memorial Hospital Honour Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

22 Sep 1941: Involvement SN 47060
22 Sep 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
22 Sep 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 47060
31 Jan 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, No. 2 Operational Training Unit Mildura
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Arthur Slack Bawden and Gertrude Thompson Bawden of Lochiel, South Australia

Heart failure while swimming in the Murray River at Mildura, Victoria - details from the book “The sky was their battlefield” by Ken Mackenzie Wright