Hugh Maxwell DOUGLAS


DOUGLAS, Hugh Maxwell

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 2 November 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowong, Queensland, 21 May 1881
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, Sydney
Occupation: Mercantile manager
Died: Died of wounds, France, 8 April 1918, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
27 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
7 Jun 1917: Wounded Second Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion, Messines, GSW (back and left foot)
5 Apr 1918: Wounded Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, 2nd occasion - GSW (head)
8 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Hugh Maxwell DOUGLAS was born on 21st May, 1881 in Toowong, Queensland

His parents were John DOUGLAS and Sarah HICKEY

he married Hannah Elizabeth THORNTON on 21st December, 1904 & had four known children - Edward Octavius, James, Henry Alexander & Margaret

His son Edwad Octavius served in WW2 in the Army ( SN19589, Q905 & QX47574) & another son Henry Alexander also served in WW2 in the Army (SN QX19958)