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William Henry Douglas

Portrait of Private William Henry Douglas 5/765. Image kindly provided by Glenn Douglas. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private William Henry Douglas 5/765. Image kindly provided by Glenn Douglas. Image has n …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Douglas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 5/765 AWMM
    • WWI 16839 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 October 1875 Military Personnel File HobartTasmania Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pulton Street, Hamilton AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Lilian Douglas (Wife), Broadway, Carterton AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 13 October 1915 Military Personnel File Restaurant owner/Civilian Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 8 January 1918 AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM
      Gastritis AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMHeight, WWI AWMM
      5ft. 7in. AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMWeight, WWI AWMM
      165 lb. AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMChest measurement, WWI AWMM
      35 1/2 in. AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMChest expansion, WWI AWMM
      39 in. AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMComplexion, WWI AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMHair colour, WWI AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • 2 September 1915 AWMMEye colour, WWI AWMM
      Grey AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married to Lilian (nee. Shaw). Father of William, Reginald and Cecil.

    Initally served in the Quartermaster stores and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant before reverting to Corporal. Attested again in November 1919, stated D.O.B. as 25 October 1879.

    William Henry Douglas also served in Diamond Fields Horse during the South African war. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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