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Alan Edward DOUGLAS

Regimental number848
Date of birth21 December 1895
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
Address9 Bridge Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Douglas, 9 Bridge Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date28 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row N, Grave No. 9), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
91
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Edward and Mary DOUGLAS, 9 Bridge Street, Erskineville, New South Wales. Native of Picton
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2879 Lance Sergeant Gordon Leslie DOUGLAS, 17th Bn, killed in action, 15 April 1917; 1800 Pte Kenneth George DOUGLAS, 17th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.

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