Henry Penghana (Harry) DOUGLAS


DOUGLAS, Henry Penghana

Service Number: 434
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia, 11 March 1895
Home Town: Queenstown, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Queenstown State School & Tasmanian University, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Fitter
Died: Pulmonary TB & Heart failure due to war service, Brighton Junction, Tasmania, Bagdad, Tasmania, Australia, 25 January 1921, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Queenstown Old Cemetery, Tasmania, Australia
Church of England Section F, Grave 97
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queenstown Mount Lyell School of Mines and Industries Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 434, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 434, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 434, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
4 Apr 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 434, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Henry Penghana DOUGLAS was born in Queenstown, Tasmania on 11th March, 1895

His parents were Archibald DOUGLAS & Helen O'CONNOR

He enlisted in Pontville, Tasmania on 31st August, 1914 and embarked from Hobart on 20th October 1914 on the HMAT Geelong with the 12th Infantry Battalion, D Company

He returned to Australia on 12th April, 1916 as an invalid due to injuries received in Gallipoli and was discharged on 4th April, 1917

Henry died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis & Heart Failure due to war service on 13th January 1921 in Brighton Junction, Tasmania and is buried in the Queenstown Old Cemetery


Siblings who served during WW1

1. Archibald DOUGLAS (Lieutenant) - Returned to Australia

2. Charles Keith DOUGLAS (SN 4778) Killed in Action 15th March, 1918

3. Wiliam Keith DOUGLAS (Chaplain) - Returned to Australia 13th April, 1919