McDonald, Ean Lawrence, (Lieutenant Commander, b: 1918)

Accession Number MSS1081
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 volume
Object type Papers
Maker McDonald, Ean Lawrence
Date made 1939-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/065/026
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

"Flip side war" collection of anecdotes covering Mr McDonald's service during the 1939-1945 war with the Royal Australian Navy. Mr McDonald joined the Royal Australian Navy Reserve in 1938 as an Ordinary Signalman. Called up on outbreak of war, served on HMAS "Sydney", then the destroyers "Stuart", "Vampire", "Voyager", "Vendetta" and "Waterhen" (on booard when she sank). Served on HMAS "Perth" before she sank; commissioned in 1942, joined "Echuca" then "Shepparton. Worked on surveys in New Guinea and North Australia waters until appointed to command "Polaris".

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