Leading Aircraftman Donald Robert BAWDEN

Service No: 47060
Born: Port Broughton SA, 18 September 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 September 1941
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit, Mildura VIC
Died: Ground Accident, Mildura, 31 January 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Slack Bawden and Gertrude Thompson Bawden, of Lochiel, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Lochiel SA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

At 2130 hours on 31 January 1943, Leading Aircraftman Bawden, a Fitter Armourer, drowned while swimming in the Murray River at Mildura.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/5/129

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