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

Milne George

Campaigns:

Western Front


Moody George Frederick

Campaigns:

Western Front


Morris Joseph

Campaigns:

Western Front


Murphy James

Campaigns:

Western Front


Murphy Thomas

Campaigns:

Middle East


Niau John Samuel

Campaigns:

Middle East


Nielson Gerald Hugh

Campaigns:

Western Front


Nielson Norman Joseph

Campaigns:

Western Front


O'Connor Thomas John

Campaigns:

Western Front


O'Donoghue Thomas Augustine

Campaigns:

Western Front


O'Keeffe Daniel

Campaigns:

Western Front


O'Reilly Kevin Douglas

Campaigns:

New Guinea Western Front


Osborne Arthur Daintree

Campaigns:

Western Front


Osborne Harold

Campaigns:


Pagel William

Campaigns:


Parnell Louisa

Campaigns:

Western Front Gallipoli


Paull John Albert

Campaigns:

Western Front


Perry Joseph

Campaigns:

Western Front


Peterson Edward

Campaigns:

Gallipoli


Peterson William

Campaigns:

Western Front


Peterson William Ernest

Campaigns:

Western Front


Petrie Leslie Stuart

Campaigns:

Western Front


Phimister John Henry

Campaigns:

Middle East


Pomeroy Alan Charles

Campaigns:

Western Front


Power William James

Campaigns:

Western Front


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