William Donald GEORGE


GEORGE, William Donald

Service Number: 8016
Enlisted: 16 January 1940, Laverton, VIC
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Adelaide, SA, 22 November 1921
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: G & R Wills & Co.
Died: Accidental, Off New South Wales Coast, Australia, 1 April 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

16 Jan 1940: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 8016
16 Jan 1940: Enlisted Laverton, VIC
16 Jan 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 8016
16 Jan 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 8016
Date unknown: Involvement
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 8016

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Robert William and Emily George, of New Mile End South Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. George, of Chapman street. New Mile End, have been notified that their son, F/Sgt. W. D. George, is reported missing and believed to have lost his life in an aircraft accident in New South Wales on March 31. F Sgt. George joined the RAAF
in January, 1940, at the age of 18. In March last year he returned suf fering from malaria, and in December was posted to the eastern States. Before enlisting F/Sgt. George was employed by G & R Wills. His elder brother Lloyd is believed to be a prisoner of war in Java.