Ronald Lachlan MCDOUGALL MC

MCDOUGALL, Ronald Lachlan

Service Numbers: SX22764, S16714
Enlisted: 19 July 1942, Warrawong, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd New Guinea Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 3 November 1916
Home Town: Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 21 September 1986, aged 69 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, S.A.
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1942: Enlisted SN SX22764, Warrawong, New South Wales
20 Jul 1942: Involvement SN SX22764
20 Jul 1942: Involvement SN S16714
3 Jul 1945: Honoured Military Cross, Aitape - Wewak, New Guinea
4 Jan 1946: Discharged Lieutenant, SN SX22764, 2nd New Guinea Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

My father held several official positions within the Gawler RSL and was awarded Life Membership. My mother Eleanor held several offices in the Women’s Auxiliary, in Gawler and later in Seaton, and was also awarded Life Membership. She was also awarded the Gold Badge for her services. We often joked that she could make sandwiches (for the RSL) in her sleep! As well, she belonged to Legacy and the War Widows’ Guild, and sold badges into her 80s. - Dr Jennifer Rocca



10th Militia Battalion 1937-1941

10/48 Infantry Battalion 1941-1944 (Darwin)

2nd New Guinea Infantry Battalion, 1944-1945

Service Medals: Military Cross, 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Australian Service Medal.

Served with C.M.F. 3/9 Mounted Rifles, 1951-1954.