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John DOUGLAS

Regimental number2599
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMechanic
AddressHyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Douglas, Caithness Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the South Australian Scottish Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; left of own accord.
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret DOUGLAS
Discharge date2 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 11 June 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 12 June 1916; to HS 'Galeka', 7 July 1916 (paratyphoid), and transferred to England, and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, 19 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 5 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 28 April 1918 (gas), and admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 37, 29 April 1918, and admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to England, 3 May 1918, and admitted to 2/1 Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, 4 May 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 May 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 May 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 June 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 4 July 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 6 July 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 27 August 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 1 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 October 1918; rejoined 32nd Bn, in the field, 30 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 2 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 2 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 October 1925
Age at death34
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 8 East, Grave 3), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOUGLAS John

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