Henry (Harry) William John DOUGLAS


DOUGLAS, Henry (Harry) William John

Service Number: 4027
Enlisted: 20 May 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Temora, New South Wales, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Bimbi, Weddin, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 29 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Bimbi War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4027, Cootamundra, New South Wales
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4027, 30th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4027, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ronald and Emily Douglas of Quandialla, New South Wales

7 January 1917 - AWOL from 14 December 1916 to 20 December 1917 fined 6 days full pay

26 January 1917 - failed to get out of bed for Reveille and awol until 5am on 27 January 2017. Fined 4 days Field Punishment

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal