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William Roy DOUGHAN

Regimental number3246
Place of birthGlen Innes, New South Wales
SchoolGranville Public School, Granville, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address40 Bown's Road, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Doughan, 40 Bown's Road, Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military service20th Infantry; Served in the Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John James and Elizabeth A. DOUGHAN, "Douglas", 40 Bowns Road, Kogarah, New South Wales. Native of Glen Innes
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte Roy Connor, died of illness.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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