David MacNair DOIG

DOIG, David MacNair

Service Number: 2851
Enlisted: 7 July 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundee, Scotland, 4 May 1894
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: State School, Dundee, Scotland & Claremont College, Western Australia
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 29 March 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, France
Plot I, Row C, Grave 12
Memorials: Bunbury War Memorial, Bunbury Wesley Church World War One Memorial Windows, Wagin & District Honour Roll, Wagin Roll of Honor, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2851, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2851, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Hororata, Fremantle
29 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 47th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 47th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1918-03-29

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Cemetery details: Namps-au-Val British Cemetery, Namps au Val, Amiens, Picardie, France



Sergt. D. Doig writes from the troopship — : I am writing this note to tell you of W.A.'s success in the way of physical training competitions. In the sports programme I noticed that a competition would be held for physical "drill," the teams to be chosen from units and consisting of 12 men and one N.C.O. I immediately got a team together. The exercises were laid down: 1. Arms stretching upwards, for- wards, and sideways. 2. Heels raising and knee bending. 3. Outward lunging (one arm upward and one arm downward stretching. 4. Trunk backward bend. Truly a remarkable table for a competition! Well, to cut a long story short, my team won; and 9/10th L.H. (W.A.) were second, thanks to Captain Rogers' and Lieut. Hatton's instruction. W.A. also won the tug-of-war (Captain Milner's team)." - from the West Australia Camp Chronicle 24 Feb 1916 (nla.gov.au)


Biography contributed

David MacNair DOIG was born in Dundee, Scotland on 4th May, 1894

His parents were Alexander Paton DOIG & Sarah Sands Goldie McNAIR