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Richard Leslie DOUGLAS

Regimental number21744
Date of birth23 February 1882
Place of birthWaverley, New South Wales
Address45 Edgecliffe Road, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.L. Douglas, same address
Enlistment date7 November 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameEngineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 22 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 22 March 1918; disembarked London, 24 May 1918, and marched into Engineering Details No. 3 Camp, Parkhouse.

Proceeded overseas to France via Dover, 5 October 1918. Taken on strength, 5th Division Signals Company, 10 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked, 20 August 1919; discharged, 12 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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