Rowallan George (Roy) MACDONALD

MACDONALD, Rowallan George

Service Number: NX20000
Enlisted: 4 June 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dufftown, Scotland, 15 September 1904
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 4 November 1943, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Parkes & District Cenotaph, Parkes Remembrance Walk
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, NX20000, Paddington, New South Wales
4 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX20000, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
7 Dec 1941: Involvement Private, NX20000, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
4 Nov 1943: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, NX20000, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"NX20000 Private Rowallan George (Roy) MacDonald. 2/20th Battalion. He was born in Scotland and emigrated to Australia with two of his brothers, following another brother who emigrated to Australia after serving with the 1st AIF and being allocated a soldier settlement land grant at Mandagery. He enlisted at Paddington, NSW on 4 June 1940 with his brother Alec, who was killed in action in Syria on 23 June 1941, aged 41. Pte Roy MacDonald was a prisoner of war (POW) of the Japanese and died at Hellfire Pass on the Burma Thai Railway on 4 November 1943, aged 39." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Rowallan George MacDONALD was born in Dufftown, Scotland on 15th September, 1904

His parents were Charles & Isabella MacDONALD

He married Margaret DUNFORD in Parkes, NSW in 1931