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William Huggett Douglas

 

(1895 – )

Brigadier, Australian army

1941 - 1942 Commanding Officer 28th Australian Brigade
1944            Retired

Lieutenant Colonel William Huggett Douglas, the son of Huggett Douglas, "Hugh", and his wife Alice Maud SNU, was born 10th August 1895 in Leichardt, New South Wales, Australia. (Birth Cert:23587/1895)

William was single 21 year old Marine Engineer from "Aila" Ferrier Street, Rockdale, NSW upon enlistment. He served with the 28th Infantry Millitia prior to World War 1.

William Huggett Douglas enlisted with A Company 33rd Battalion on the 14th of February 1916 with the rank of Lieutenant and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A74 "Marathon" on the 4th of May 1916. During the battle of Messines Ridge from 7th June to June 11th, Captain William Huggett Douglas displayed great coolness, leadership and initiative, owing to the enemies Gas Attack.

William served during World War 2. Service number NX100073.

He married Mabel SNU

 

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