Douglas Stanley SAY

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SAY , Douglas Stanley

Service Number: 394
Enlisted: 26 August 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Petherton Somersetshire, England, 1889
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Grocer's assistant
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Alexandria, Egypt, 25 May 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 394, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 394, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 394, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 394, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"Private Douglas Saye, mentioned in the casualty list published yesterday as having died of wounds received at the Dardanelles, had been employed for over two years at Messrs. Hawkins and Co.'s establishment, Hobart, and was first assistant there when he enlisted. He was very highly esteemed both by his fellow-workers and his employers, and the latter promised when he enlisted that if he came back his position would always be open to him. His father lives in England, while his mother has been dead for some time." - from the Hobart Mercury 04 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Douglas Stanley SAY was born in South Petherton, Somersetshire, England in 1889

His parents were George SAY & Elizabeth Ann WELCHMAN who married in England in 1875

His brother Leonard SAY (SN506) also served in WW1 and was Killed in Action in Belgium on 7th November, 1917