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John Alexander DOUGLAS

Regimental number1674
Place of birthLangley, Victoria
SchoolKyneton High School, Knyeton, Victoria
AddressLangley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert William Douglas, Greenhill PO, Greenhill, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; for 6 months in 22nd Battery, Australian Field Artillery, Citizen Forces, Kyneton: resigned.
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death18.10
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialRue-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: R.W. and E.D. DOUGLAS, Green Hill, Victoria, Australia. Native of Langley, Victoria
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins, killed in action.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 April 1916; disembarked Alexandria.

Admitted to 2nd australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 12 May 1916 (heart disease).

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOUGLAS John Alexander

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