Douglas Diggers WWI

Young men of Douglas Shire responded well to the call to serve their country during World War I, 1914-1918. We have identified around 220 men who were born or enlisted in the Shire or who enlisted elsewhere but had family addresses back in the Shire.

Here we provide summaries of their service records and short stories telling what we know of them from records or newspaper articles or contact with relatives.    

Search for Douglas Diggers by name below or by selecting from one of four campaigns on the right hand side of this page (New Guinea, Gallipoli, Middle East and Western Front).

Online records through the Australian War Memorial and the National Library of Australia, as well as the information passed on by families of Diggers, have greatly assisted our research.   If you can add more information or photos about Douglas soldiers from the First World War, either the ones we know about or any who have been missed from the list, please contact infodouglashistory.orgau

Additional information about each soldier is available at  http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au

All soldiers

227 records found

Blaney James

Campaigns:

Western Front


Bonner Thomas

Campaigns:

Middle East Gallipoli


Bonthorne Maurice Douglas

Campaigns:

Western Front


Booker Herbert Edward

Campaigns:

New Guinea Gallipoli


Bowcock Harry

Campaigns:

Western Front


Boyle Joseph Patrick

Campaigns:

Western Front


Boyle Stephen

Campaigns:


Bray William

Campaigns:

Western Front


Brittain John Edwin

Campaigns:

Gallipoli


Butler William

Campaigns:

Gallipoli


Byrne Michael Edward

Campaigns:

Western Front


Byrnes John Thomas

Campaigns:

Gallipoli



Carmody Thomas Joseph

Campaigns:

Western Front


Casey Patrick

Campaigns:

Western Front


Chambers Thomas

Campaigns:

Gallipoli


Chemister JH

Campaigns:


Childs George Rupert

Campaigns:

Western Front Gallipoli


Chimes George Henry

Campaigns:

Gallipoli


Christie Edward Lindsay

Campaigns:

Western Front


Christie Leslie

Campaigns:

Western Front


Clarke Robert John

Campaigns:

New Guinea


Cobon Hugh Horace

Campaigns:

Middle East Gallipoli


Collie William Thomas

Campaigns:

Middle East Gallipoli


Collins George

Campaigns:


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