William Richard DOOLAN


DOOLAN, William Richard

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 16 July 1915
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, 12 January 1890
Home Town: Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne High School & Melbourne University
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 18 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
IV.R. 42
Memorials: Mount Waverley St Stephen's Anglican Church Memorial Window
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer
16 Jul 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 8th Australian Infantry Brigade, 12th Reinforcements
7 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Commission is gazetted
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Adelaide
27 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, “Saxonia”
18 Aug 1916: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
18 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , at Martinpuich, near Fromelles

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