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William Joseph Fletcher DOUGLAS

Date of birth1 January 1997 ; secondary dob: 20/05/1894
Place of birthSandgate, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchoolmaster
AddressJohn Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Rev. Alexander Douglas, John Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
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2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 January 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 28 August 1917

Captain


Unit: Australian Military Forces
Promotion date: 1 March 1927

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Discharge date25 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Seconded to 7th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 1 August-22 September 1917. Wounded in action, 22 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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