Roll of Honour Donald William Abell

Service number 3/400125
Rank Private
Unit 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
Service Australian Army
Conflict/Operation Korea, 1950-1953
Conflict Eligibility Date Korea, 1950-1953
Date of Death 31 August 1951
Place of Death Korea
Cause of Death Drowning (Battle casualty)
Age at Death 23
Place of Association Boonah, Queensland, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Source AWM149 Roll of Honour cards, Korea
Notes Private Abell was originally interred at Tanggok Cemetery. Portion 19 Plot and Row 3 Grave No.1007

Location on the Roll of Honour

Donald William Abell's name is located at panel 1 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

Donald William Abell's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Mon 09 December 2019 at 1:40am
  • Sat 21 March 2020 at 11:26pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.