The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Donald Alexander
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'B' Company, No. 8 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Jarrahdale, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- William Frederick Day
- Mothers's Name:
- Vertue Day
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Shop Assistant
- Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 28.
- Cause of Death:
- Died of Wounds. Wounded whilst withdrawing No. 3 gun back 100 yards to new position on Mandai.
- Place of Death:
- West Mandai Road
- Date of Death:
Don (or Doodah) born 1917 Jarrahdale, was working a Gwalia when enlisted AIF 10 Sep 1940, he joined 2/4th’s ‘B’ Company 8 Platoon under Commanding Officer Lt MacKinnon.
Wounded whilst withdrawing No. 3 gun back 100 yards to new position on Mandai Road.
Don Day was one of four men from 8th Platoon to tragically die on 11 February 1942 aged 28 years. The others were second-in-charge Sgt Richard Sandilands, Raymond Carruthers and Robert Smith.
Only 22 of 8th Platoon would return home by the end of the war.
Don Day married Hilda Ruby McAlister in 1936.
DAY FAMILY CONNECTION
Pte. Donald Alexander DAY WX 7240
and Pte. Martin William DAY WX17391