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Pusell Donald James

Male 1925 - 1948  (23 years)


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  • Name Pusell Donald James 
    Born 5 Jun 1925  ,Kandos, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 9 Apr 1946  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Leading Aircraftman Posting at Discharge CARE AND MAINTENANCE UNIT TOCUMWAL
    Name Donald James Pusell 
    Died 9 Aug 1948  ,Kandos, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [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 Find all individuals with events at this location  [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 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1945, Rylstone District Hospital,Rylstone, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Cole Annie,   b. 5 Jan 1888, ,Turondale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1968, Rylstone Hospital, Rylstone, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1912  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Pusell Stillborn,   b. 1948, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1925 - ,Kandos, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 9 Apr 1946 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Aug 1948 - ,Kandos, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Aug 1948 - Rylstone General Cemetery, Rylstone, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S16] WW2 Nominal Roll.

    2. [S11] Familysearch, Source Information: Batch Number: 0970452 Sheet: 00 Source Call No.: 1708831 Type: Film.

    3. [S13] WWW, http://www.interment.net/data/aus/nsw/cen_west/rylstone/rylstone/rylstone_ns.htm.

    4. [S11] Familysearch, Batch Number: 0970452 Sheet: 00 Source Call No.: 1708831 Type: Film.

    5. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, 24408/1948 .
      PUSELL DONALD JAMES JAMES ERNEST ANNIE KANDOS

    6. [S118] For God and gold, Cole, Margaret.

    7. [S71] Mudgee Guardian, Thursday 12 August 1948 Page 18.
      Tragic Death of
      Don Pusell
      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
      was instantaneous.
      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
      home town.
      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.)

    8. [S13] WWW, http://cemindex.arkangles.com/inscriptions.php.

    9. [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
      Age 26
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1922
      Death Date 09 Aug 1948
      Cemetery Rylstone District Cemetery

    10. [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
      Don Pusell

      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 —
      how true!
      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
      community.
      'And when the last Great Scorer
      comes
      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.