|Unit||3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment|
|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|
Roll of Honour Donald William Abell
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 .
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.