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Lennox Douglas

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lennox AWMM
  • Surname
    Douglas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    31818 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 August 1901 AWMM AWMM
    Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 80 Ribble Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs J. Douglas (wife), 80 Ribble Street, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    31818 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Surgeon AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lennox Douglas was the son of Alexander and Barbara Charlotte Agnes Margaret Euphemia Wallace Douglas of Oamaru. He was the husband of Joan Douglas of Oamaru.

    Lennox Douglas was on the "Slamat" with eight other New Zealanders when it was sunk on 27 April 1941.

    The Slamat : The 11,636 ton Dutch passenger liner was taken over for service as a troop transport and while engaged in the evacuation of British and New Zealand troops from Crete, she was attacked for the second time by German aircraft of Luftwaffe JG-77 and sank with the loss of 193 men. Of the troops on board, around 700 were rescued by the destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Wryneck, both of which were later bombed and sunk, drowning most of the survivors of the Slamat. There was one officer, 41 seamen and 8 soldiers saved from this triple disaster, leaving a death toll of 843 men. (Source http://members.iinet.net.au/~gduncan/maritime-1.html#maritime_disasters_1941). Of the eight New Zealanders aboard the "Slamat" only one was saved: Private Kellec. (Source: To Greece by W.G. Clymont, page 430) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    27 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM
    • Waitaki Boys High School Roll of Honour WWII 1939-45 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 3: WW2 129 AWMM
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