Pusell Donald James1925 - 1948 (23 years)
Name Pusell Donald James Born 5 Jun 1925 ,Kandos, NSW, Australia [1, 2] Gender Male Immigration 9 Apr 1946 ,,NSW, Australia
- Leading Aircraftman Posting at Discharge CARE AND MAINTENANCE UNIT TOCUMWAL
Name Donald James Pusell Died 9 Aug 1948 ,Kandos, NSW, Australia [3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
- Accidentally killed Age 23. Motorbike went under a semi-trailer
Buried 11 Aug 1948 Rylstone General Cemetery, Rylstone, NSW, Australia [3, 8, 9, 10]
- PusellDonald James9 Aug 194823yh/Vilma Maud (née Sharrock); acc. killedRylstone GeneralAng
Person ID I2133 Geniaus Family Tree Last Modified 25 Feb 2016
Father Pusell James Ernest, b. 18 Aug 1887, ,,NSW, Australia , d. 16 Jul 1945, Rylstone District Hospital,Rylstone, NSW, Australia (Age 57 years) Mother Cole Annie, b. 5 Jan 1888, ,Turondale, NSW, Australia , d. 10 Aug 1968, Rylstone Hospital, Rylstone, NSW, Australia (Age 80 years) Married 7 Aug 1912 ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Family ID F295 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Living Children 1. Pusell Stillborn, b. 1948, ,,NSW, Australia , d. 1948, ,,NSW, Australia (Age 0 years) Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 Family ID F1061 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 5 Jun 1925 - ,Kandos, NSW, Australia Immigration - 9 Apr 1946 - ,,NSW, Australia Died - 9 Aug 1948 - ,Kandos, NSW, Australia Buried - 11 Aug 1948 - Rylstone General Cemetery, Rylstone, NSW, Australia = Link to Google Earth
- [S16] WW2 Nominal Roll.
- [S11] Familysearch, Source Information: Batch Number: 0970452 Sheet: 00 Source Call No.: 1708831 Type: Film.
- [S13] WWW, http://www.interment.net/data/aus/nsw/cen_west/rylstone/rylstone/rylstone_ns.htm.
- [S11] Familysearch, Batch Number: 0970452 Sheet: 00 Source Call No.: 1708831 Type: Film.
- [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, 24408/1948 .
PUSELL DONALD JAMES JAMES ERNEST ANNIE KANDOS
- [S118] For God and gold, Cole, Margaret.
- [S71] Mudgee Guardian, Thursday 12 August 1948 Page 18.
Tragic Death of
A gloom was cast over the town
on Monday evening last when it was
learned that Donald Pusell, aged
24, had met his death in an acci-
dent near the corner of McDonald
Street and Angus Avenue. Deceased,
who was employed at the Kandos
Quarry, was proceeding up Angus
Avenue to his home about 4.15 p.m.
when the tragedy happened. He was
riding a motor cycle and was fol-
lowing an empty cement lorry. Near-
ing the intersection of McDonald
Street, the lorry driver eased out to
pass a parked car. Deceased was
also forced out and it is thought, as
he was about to pass the lorry, his
cycle hit a bump or a stone, and he
was thrown under the back wheels
which passed over his chest. Death
The late Don Pusell was as fine
a lad as was in this town, and his
tragic passing, is a great blow to
many who had the honour of know-
ing him. During the last war he
served in the R.A.A.F., and there
he was held in the same high es-
teem by his mates, as he was in his
To his sorrowing young wife and
mother and two sisters and two bro-
thers, we extend our heartfelt sym
pathy. After a service in the St.
Lawrence Church of England, Kan-
dos, commencing at 3 p.m. to-day
(Wednesday) , the funeral will move
to the Rylstone Cemetery
(Fare well, Digger, may your soul
rest in eternal peace.)
- [S13] WWW, http://cemindex.arkangles.com/inscriptions.php.
- [S11] Familysearch, Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts.
Name Donald James Pusell
Event Type Burial
Event Place Rylstone Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Birth Year (Estimated) 1922
Death Date 09 Aug 1948
Cemetery Rylstone District Cemetery
- [S71] Mudgee Guardian, 1948 'Rylstone And Kandos News', Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954), 19 August, p. 18. , viewed 25 Feb 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article156395120.
Rylstone And Kandos News
Funeral of the Late
The funeral of the late Don.
Pusell, who met his death under
tragic circumstances on Monday
evening of last week, took place
after a service held in the St.
Lawrence Church of England,
Kandos, on Wednesday afternoon.
Many mourners were unable to gain
admittance to the church owing
to the large numbers who had at-
tended to pay tribute to this fine
lad. The service was conducted
by the Rev. McAuley.
As the church bell tolled and the
Union Jack-draped casket was be-
ilng carried from the church it was
difficult for the most hardened to
conceal their emotion.
This fine young lad, the makings
of a splendid citizen, taken from our
midst in a matter of seconds. In
the midst of life we are in death —
About 50 workmates of the
deceased and members of the
Kandos Soldiers' sub-branch,
marched before the hearse to the
overhead bridge. There were over
200 present at the graveside as
the Rev. McAuley performed the
last sad rites.
The many beautiful floral trib-
utes showed the esteem in which
the deceased had been held in the
'And when the last Great Scorer
And calls you by your name,
He will not ask if you lost or won,
But how you played the game.'
Well, Don Pusell always played
the game as it should be played.
- [S16] WW2 Nominal Roll.