San Remo: fitness equipment at Eros Reserve to be named in honour of soldier killed in Afghanistan


City of Mandurah will name the outdoor fitness equipment at Eros Reserve, San Remo, after Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald. Picture: Jon Hewson
City of Mandurah will name the outdoor fitness equipment at Eros Reserve, San Remo, after Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald. Picture: Jon Hewson

LANCE Corporal Mervyn McDonald was serving with the Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan in 2012 when he was killed in a helicopter crash.

Now, the City of Mandurah has agreed to a request from his family, who live in Mandurah, to name the outdoor fitness equipment at Eros Reserve in San Remo after him.

The 30-year-old had bought a unit at Silver Sands into which he was planning to move when he left the army on completion of his tour of Afghanistan.

His mother and stepfather live in Meadow Springs and he visited Mandurah as often as he could when on leave.

Lance Corporal McDonald loved running along the coast and in his younger years played football for Peel Thunder Juniors with his mother driving him up from Australind twice a week for training and games.

He planned to become a personal trainer once he left the army.

Lance Corporal McDonald is survived by his mother, stepfather and three brothers.

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