A video explaining the connection between the Robinson Crusoe tale, and Captain Cook, with names of some roads in north Mitcham.
Donald Browett was born on September 26, 1923. He was the eldest son of Harry & Ivy Browett, he had two brothers and a sister, Richard, Brian & Margaret. In the 1922 electoral register, Harry Browett is listed as living at 67 Robinson Road.
Donald went to school in Mitcham. He was interested in airplanes, and he made models of them using balsa wood. His father made him work as a delivery man, a family business, and he delivered baskets of vegetables with a horse. When he turned 18, he joined the RAF.
He was a Sergeant (Air Bomber) with 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Service Number 1318489.
He died 9th June 1944 as part of crew of Lancaster bomber, LL841 VNO, which crashed in Betton, France. Buried in Bayux Cemetery, France.