Henry Penghana (Harry) DOUGLAS

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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

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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

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