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Claude Bruce DOUGLAS

Regimental number3762
Date of birth17 June 1897
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolHutchins Boys School
ReligionChurch of England
Address101 Hampden Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Lady Ida Douglas, 101 Hampden Road, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Infantry
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work on 8 November 1917.'
Recommendation date: 10 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918

Military Medal

'On the night of 8th November, 1917, Private DOUGLAS near WESTHOEK east of YPRES, carried four wounded men from the Plank Road to the nearest pill-box. The pill-box was found to be full of wounded and Private DOUGLAS remained in the open with the wounded men and dressed their wounds under fire, afterwards assisting to carry them to the next relay post. This action was performed whilst exposed to very heavy fire of H.E. and gas shells, and is considered worth of special recogniation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5876 Lance Corporal Osbourne Henry DOUGLAS, 22nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement; killed in action 24 April 1918, France, age 38.
Other detailsDied at Repatriation Hospital, Concord, New South Wales. Youngest son of Sir Adye and Lady Ida Douglas of Tasmania.
Date of death8 April 1961
Place of burialCremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales.

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