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George Douglas

Private

59th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss S. Farrer
  • Plaque: 354

Additional Info

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Biography

George Douglas was born in Ballarat and was a Miner by trade when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 10 December 1914 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915. He joined the 7th Battalion at Gallipoli. On August 8th during the fighting at Lone Pine, he sustained a ├Žbomb wound' which proved to be slight, as he was able to rejoin his unit within a couple of days. While in Egypt, after the Gallipoli evacuation, he was transferred to the 59th Battalion with whom he served in France. In September 1918, with the end of the war in sight, he was hospitalised with scabies. After the war he returned to Australia on the Kashmir and disembarked at Melbourne on April 30th 1919.
Tree No 354

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour