Donald Robert RICH


RICH, Donald Robert

Service Number: 414083
Enlisted: 20 July 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 218 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Richmond, Qld., 10 January 1922
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands, 22 June 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands
EE 73
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 414083
20 Jul 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 414083, No. 218 Squadron (RAF)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Cecil Frederick and Mary Rich; husband of Alice Rich, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia.

Pilot Officer Donald Robert Rich, who has been posted missing, presumed dead, was at the Brisbane Grammar College from 1930-35.  Joining the College at Clayfield at an early age, he was one of those who transferred to Toowong in 1931, where he spent the next four years working his way up through the Primary School.  He was with the R.A.A.F. in 1941 and in England in 1943 was reported missing on June 21st last year.  A year later he was posted presumed dead.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to his mother, and to his brother, R.S. Rich (1930-33) who also is in the R.A.A.F.