Hector Murdoch MCDONALD


MCDONALD, Hector Murdoch

Service Number: 120571
Enlisted: 9 November 1942
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1 POW Contact and Enquiry Unit
Born: Meeniyan, Victoria, Australia, 16 May 1902
Home Town: Meeniyan, South Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed (On duty), Java, Netherlands East Indies, 17 April 1946, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Plot V1, Row B, Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dumbalk Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, SN 120571
9 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force
9 Nov 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 120571
17 Apr 1946: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 120571, 1 POW Contact and Enquiry Unit

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Three Australian servicemen were ambushed and murdered by Indonesian rebels 30 miles south of Buitenzorg, Java, NEI on the 17th of April 1946 (now known as Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia)

They were investigating the fate of Australian servicemen in the area as members of the Australian War Crimes Investigation Unit / Prisoner of War Contact and Enquiry Unit

Flight Lieutenant Hector Murdoch McDonald 120571 RAAF

Squadron Leader Frederick George Birchall 252031 RAAF

Captain Alastair Norman MacKenzie VX74 Australian Army