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James Douglas HAIG

Regimental number583
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarming and clerking
Address13 Lyndhurst Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinW R Haig, 13 Lyndhurst Crescent, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in AIF, 17 August 1914, and posted as a Pte (No. 583) to 5th Bn. Invalided home from Egypt, 29 August 1915. Discharged,29 February 1916. Went to England in 1916. Appointed Temporary Probationary Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service, 28 May 1916, and sent to Crystal Palace Depot, London. To Chingford, 17 June 1916; Cranwell, 23 October 1916. No. 2 Wing, RNAS, Eastern Mediterranean, 27 November 1916, and posted to A' Sqn. Shot down near Thasos and presumed killed as machine fell into sea, 20 May 1917.
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Nominal Roll refers only to AIF service; subsequent death in action while serving with the RNAS not reflected in the Nominal Roll.
Place of death or woundingnear Thasos, Eastern Mediterranean
Age at death18
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England

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