Desmond Mayo was born 1945 in Peterborough, SA. His mother Gladys Kruger/Ahmat was part of the stolen generation. He has tribal connections to Muram group, Wadarman group and Wavehill group.
He was called upon to enlist in National Service in Sept 1965 as a young 20 year old lad. He went to training at Puckapunyal, Victoria and was accepted into the Army. In December 1966 he joined 3 RAR and then transferred to 4 RAR in Malaysia.
In 1969 he discharged from the army in Brisbane and returned to Darwin where he met his wife Beattie. They had 4 daughters, Belinda, Justine, Bianca and Peta, today he has 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He also worked with NT Fire Services for 10 years. He loves to go fishing, shooting and do gardening. Today he is retired and likes to look after his grannies.