Donald Albert “Don” Milton

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 22 December 1923
Bankstown, NSW
DEATH: 29 September 1974 Cronulla, NSW
DEATH: 29 September 1974
Cronulla, NSW

OCCUPATION: Plasterer, 1949

RESIDENCE: Wyatt Ave Burwood, NSW, 1949; Morwick St Strathfield, NSW, 1949


  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1944
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950
  • Wests RL First Grade 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
  • Showground RL (Army) v Homebush RL (Army) 1944
  • Army 2 RL v Metropolitan 2 RL 1944
  • City RL Firsts v South Coast RL 1946
  • Temora RL (Player/Coach) 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955
  • Southern Division v France 1951


Wests Archive would like to acknowledge the contribution of Don’s son, John Milton. He has generously made available memorabilia and information from Don’s playing days, so that his story can be told.

Don’s parents were living at Rodd St Bankstown when he was born in 1923. Fortunately the family moved to Five Dock in Wests territory by 1930 otherwise he may have become a Canterbury Bankstown player. It was in the Western Suburbs district where Don grew up but there is little information from Don’s junior days.

Like many young men of his time, Don enlisted in the Australian Citizens Military Force but then enlisted in the field in Queensland with the 2nd AIF in April 1943.

Don Milton brushing off a Balmain player

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