The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Sutherland
First Name:
Donald Elias
Nick Name:
Don
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15967
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
22.08.1941
DOB:
28.03.1921
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William James Alexander Sutherland
Mothers's Name:
Amelia Georgina Victoria Sutherland (nee Ainsworth)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 5-8, Age 20.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Tanglin Halt, Buona Vista, Singapore
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
In a common grave, at map reference 784112 on 16.2.1942

General Description

 

L-R back - Sutherland, Carlyon, Unknown, Front L-R E F Osborne, E E Randall, Dave Cripps
L-R back – Sutherland, Carlyon, Unknown, Front L-R E F Osborne, E E Randall, Dave Cripps

 

Read about the men who enlisted from Northampton area.

 

Donald Elias Sutherland WX15967
Donald Elias Sutherland WX15967

 

Sutherland Don Pt 1

Sutherland Don Pt 2

 

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Don was the second of four sons and one daughter born to parents William James Alexander Sutherland and Amelia (Millie) Georgina Victoria Ainsworth who married 1918 East  Fremantle.

Alf, John and Don Sutherland were born in Fremantle and youngest brother Ross was born Ajana 1928, sister Helen Ajana 1935.

Donald Elias was named after one of Millie’s two brothers who died WW1, Elias known as Jack Ainsworth.

 

The above welcome news is now a tragic loss of life.

 

 

Herbert Ainsworth was married with at least one child.

 

 

Below:  William Ainsworth father to Millie and grandfather to Don Sutherland, died 1933.

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