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Douglas Bloomfield McLACHLAN

Regimental number586
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
AddressTorrens Road, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34.3
Height6' 1"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jean McLachlan, Torrens Road, Alberton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Place of enlistmentOrbost, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date27 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg); disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Adelaide, 27 August 1917.

War service: 2 years 165 days (of which 2 years 56 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as McLACKLAN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLACHLAN Douglas Bloomfield

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