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Edward Hugh Valentine Douglass

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Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 2 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Hugh Valentine AWMM
  • Surname
    Douglass AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Hughie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2249 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.N. Douglass (mother), 158 Tasman Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2249 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Influenza AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      147 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Elder son of Alfred and Ada Douglass, of 158 Tasman Street, Wellington

    War service: enlisted 23 December 1914; discharged, 23 January 1915: underage.
    Re-enlisted, 17 November 1915.
    War service: Egypt, Western Front
    Accidentally injured, Egypt (broken ankles, knee: no further details recorded).
    Marched in to Sling Camp, England, 17 September 1916, and posted to Otago Company, 3rd Reserve Bn.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 September 1916; joined 2nd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, 18 October 1916, and posted to 10th Company.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 18 January 1917 (mumps), and transferred same day to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 19 January 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 February 1917.
    Found guilty, 27 February 1917, of being absent from Tattoo Roll Call, 8.20 pm, 25 February: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Attached to NZ Working Bn, 12 March 1917.
    Found guilty, 24 March 1917, of being absent from Tattoo Roll Call, 23 March 1917: forfeited 5 days' pay.
    Found guilty, 24 March 1917, of being absent without leave from 8.30 pm Tattoo Roll Call, 20 March 1917: forfeited 3 days' pay.
    Found guilty, 9 April 1917, of being absent from 8.45 pm parade, 7 April 1917: forfeited 3 days' pay.
    Rejoined Bn from attachment, 15 April 1917.
    Found guilty, 8 May 1917, of falling out of the line of march, 6 May 1917: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2, and deprived of 28 days' full pay.
    Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to 77th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station,; to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 8 June 1917; to England, 9 June 1917, and admitted same day to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst.
    Listed as 'unfit' by Medical Board, 6 July 1917, and placed on NZ Roll.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board HT 'Rimutaka', 12 August 1917; discharged, 7 December 1917.
    Certificate of Character on Discharge: 'Fair: This soldier has been somewhat impatient of discipline and his Record does not warrant a Good Character. His offences have been of a military nature and are not considered prejudicial to his character in civil life.'
    Total war service: 2 years 21 days (of which 1 year 119 days was abroad)

    Parents: Alfred and Ada Douglass, 189 Hanson Street, Wellington AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Kuiti Old Public Cemetery, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM Block 1, Grave 98 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • I am the only direct survivor of the Douglass Family of Ada and Alfred and the daughter of Hugh's only brother Alfred. RIP Hughie
    Public - Maureen Louise - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020
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26 April 2020Maureen LouisePorirua NZDirect descendant

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