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

Fife William Lionel

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Francis Thomas Henry

Campaigns:

Western Front


Fredericksen John

Campaigns:

Western Front


Frederickson Johannes

Campaigns:

Western Front


Freeman F

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Freemantle Arthur

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Gaffney Charles William

Campaigns:

Western Front


Gault Frank

Campaigns:

Western Front


Geeves Robert Charles

Campaigns:

Western Front Egypt


Gill Thomas Henry

Campaigns:

Western Front



Gran Cran J

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Greenwood J

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Hammond George

Campaigns:

Western Front


Hansen C

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Hansford George Douglas

Campaigns:

Western Front


Hardwick Arthur Sydney

Campaigns:

Middle East


Hardwick Herbert Charles

Campaigns:

Middle East


Hardwick John Thomas

Campaigns:

Middle East


Harris David John

Campaigns:

Western Front


Harrison William John

Campaigns:

Western Front


Hempsted Herbert Birch

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New Guinea


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