Regimental number2085
Place of birthDora Creek, New South Wales
SchoolDora Creek Public School, Dora Creek, New South Wales
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Mr J Douglass was born at Norfic (Norfolk) Island and came to Sydney when very young and his father was a Military Man. He had a Grandfather named Batty. He lived in Sydney. He was my fathers father." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 06-11 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Stated to be Horace Surry Douglass on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death6 August 1915
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Julie Rebecca DOUGLASS, Doree, Dora Creek, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: S/Sgt G Douglass, who was first to return after 4 years service.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal