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Parsons Donald Frederick




Flying Officer Donald Frederick Parsons (20), who lost his life on April 6 in an air crash at Solway Firth, England, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Parsons, State School, Ulverstone

He was navigator in the crew of a Wellington bomber. He was educated at the Zeehan and Latrobe State Schools.

and at Scotch College, Launceston. At the time of enlistment he was doing science at the Hobart University.

He was a brilliant student and a keen athlete. At Latrobe he was a junior bursary and a Scotch College scholarship.

At Scotch College he won a senior bursary and became senior prefect and captain of the school. He then won a University scholarship, but after doing
one year on a science course he enlisted in the R.A.A.F.

While training at an air observer school in N.S.W. he was dux of his course.

He continued training in Alberta, Canada, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia and qualified as a very efficient navigator. He lost his life after having been stationed in England for some months.

THE MERCURY 11TH April 1944 




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