Douglas Murray THAYNE

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THAYNE, Douglas Murray

Service Number: 2592
Enlisted: 21 April 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lyrup, South Australia, 31 December 1895
Home Town: Lyrup, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Lyrup Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 5 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4), Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2592, Keswick, South Australia
24 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2592, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2592, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2592, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE D. M. THAYNE.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Thayne, of Lyrup, have been informed that their youngest son, Private D. M. Thayne, was killed in action in France on August 5. Private Thayne was born on December 31, 1895, and enlisted in April, 1915. He served on Gallipoli, and went with the first Australians to France. He was of a reserved and retiring disposition, and was liked and respected by all who knew him for his manly qualities. A brother with the forces - Private Reginald Thayne - has been severely wounded." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 25 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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