Dorrigo Trooper Mark Donaldson VC Park

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC Park three panel shelterPanel 1 - Citation Trooper Mark Gregor Donaldson [text and portrait]Panel 2 - Personal biography of Trooper Mark Gregor Strang Donaldson, VC  [text and portrait]Panel 3  - The Victoria Cross (VC) [text and image of cross and maps]
Description

This park commemorates Trooper Mark Donaldson, a Dorrigo resident, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) for his actions in Afghanistan. There is a shelter with three panels which outline the history of the Victoria Cross, provides information about the Afghanistan conflict, the role of the Special Air Service (S.A.S.) troops there as well as a section on Mark Donaldson and the Dorrigo Connection. Donaldson was born on 2 April 1979 and grew up at Dorrigo.

He joined the Australian Army on 18 June 2002 and on 2 September 2008 was involved in an ambush of a combined Afghan, US and Australian Army convoy. For his actions on that day, he was awarded a Victoria Cross.

Inscription

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC Park

Panel 1

Citation
Trooper Mark Gregor Donaldson [text and portrait]

Panel 2

Personal biography of 
Trooper Mark Gregor Strang Donaldson, VC [text and portrait]

Panel 3 

The Victoria Cross (VC) [text and image of cross and maps]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Corporal Mark Donaldson Afghanistan Army Special Air Service Regt Victoria Cross view
Address
Reservoir Street
Dorrigo NSW 2453
Location/surrounding area
Trooper Mark Donaldson V.C. Park Dorrigo (Casuarina and Reservoir Streets)
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Dedication date
2011
Conflict/s
Afghanistan 2002

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