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Douglas John MICHAEL

Regimental number3575
Date of birth17 March 1886
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolChrist Church, St Laurence, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool marker
Address59 Arthur Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Michael, 59 Arthur Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Waverley Volunteer Cadet Corps.
Enlistment date8 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He had a very narrow escape from being killed by a nose cap from an anti-aircraft shell on 19 August 1916 and another time he had another escape from a bullet.' (details from brother)
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Date of death2 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row G, Grave 26), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St James' Roll of Honour, Sydney, New South Wales: '"He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:39. In memory of those associated with St James' Church who gave their lives in the Great War.' Parents: James Simon and Annie Michael. Native of Brisbane
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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