Service Number: 22820
Enlisted: 3 February 1939
Last Rank: Leading Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Kuttabul (Shore)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 3 November 1921
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cycle Maker
Died: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 2 May 1989, aged 67 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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Non Warlike Service

3 Feb 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, 22820, Royal Australian Navy

World War 2 Service

3 Feb 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, 22820
1 Dec 1944: Involvement Able Seaman, 22820, HMAS Kuttabul (Shore)

Non Warlike Service

2 Feb 1951: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman

World War 2 Service

2 Nov 1951: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, 22820

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Arthur was the second of three children of James Thomson MacDonald (born 1889 in Croydon, NSW) and Gertrude Evelyn Charlotte Piper (born 1892 in Devon, England). James (a Salesman) served with the Australian Flying Corps (2 A/M, Service No:2428) in WWI. He married Gertrude in 1917 in Perth, where they raised their family.

Arthur was working as a Cycle Maker in Perth when he enlisted in the RAN in November 1939. He served as an Ordinary Seaman and Able Seaman (Service No:22820) and was attached to HMAS Leeuwin when he was Discharged in November 1951.

Returning to Perth, Arthur worked as a Fitter's Assistant and in 1959 married Irene Babs Creswick (nee Gibbs, born 1925 in Perth, WA). They settled at Bedford in WA, where Arthur worked as a Storeman, He died in 1989 and Irene died in 2018.