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Duke Douglas PAINE

Date of birth26 May 1892
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Address185 Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W.L. Paine, same address
Previous military service13th AASC
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 1 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train


Unit: 1st Division Train
Promotion date: 24 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Consistent good work 1 March to 1 September 1916.'
Recommendation date: 12 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

'Consistent excellent services in handling of transport requirements.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Rank given on published Nominal Roll is incorrect: correct rank at end of war was Major.

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: [3416] Lt William Gordon PAINE, 1st Division Train, returned to Australia, 23 September 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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