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]

This park commemorates Trooper Mark Donaldson, a Dorrigo resident, who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) 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 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, United States of America and Australian Army convoy. For his actions on that day, he was awarded a Victoria Cross.


Park sign

Trooper Mark Donaldson VC Park

Panel 1

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, image of medal and maps]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflicts Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Corporal Mark Donaldson Afghanistan Army Special Air Service Regt Victoria Cross view
Cnr Casuarina and Reservoir Streets
Dorrigo NSW 2453
Local Government Area
  • Bellingen Shire
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Garden/park
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
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  • Afghanistan, 2001–present

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