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Claude Rupert Carl DOUGLAS

Regimental number3132
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCleveland, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Douglas, Epping, Tasmania
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3132A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Dispalyed great courage and devotion to duty in carrying despatches to and from the front line and to Forward Brigade Relay Post throughout the operations near DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April, 1918. This Runner's cherfulness and willing way in which he carried out his work inspired other Runners and greatly assisted in the maintaining of the Battalion communication. The work of Private DOUGLAS was thoroughly reliable and every despatch carried by this man was quickly delivered although the enemy fire was very heavy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1956
Place of burialCornelian Bay Crematorium

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