Acting Corporal Malcom Stuart 'Mick' Don

Service number NX2466
Birth Date 1911-12-11
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Wellington
Death Date 1943-04-12
Death Place Germany
Final Rank Acting Corporal
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Corporal Malcolm Stuart 'Mick' Don enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 3 November 1939. He served with 2/1 Australian Infantry Battalion in the Middle East and Greece, but was captured in 1941 in Crete whilst fighting against the German land and airborne invasion. He was interned as a Prisoner of War (no. 10237) in Stalag XIII-C (Stalag 383) in Hammelburg am Main, Germany, where he conducted boxing and wrestling classes for fellow inmates. Corporal Don died of meningitis on 12 April 1943, aged 31. He was given a funeral with full military honours, attended by 4000 Allied troops interned in the camp. He is buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.


  • Roll of Honour:

    2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Acting Corporal


Date of birth 11 December 1911
Date of death 12 April 1943