DOUGLAS, Joseph Simpson
(Service number 78234)
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||9 November 1897||Place of Birth||Belfast, Ireland|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o S. Jones, Fairle|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs W. S. DOUGLAS (mother), Marchwiel Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||24 June 1969||Age||71 years|
|Place of Death||Onehunga|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimkumete Crematorium, Auckland - ashes scattered|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Joseph Simpson Douglas was the son of William Simpson Douglas and his wife, Mary Jane née Fleming. Joseph was at home with his family at Bushmills Town, County Antrim, Ireland, in 1901 and 1911. Late in 1917 he was selected by lot from the First Division and called up. Joseph married Myrtle Agnes Rae on 15 May 1922 at Glenomaru, Otago. Joseph and Myrtle separated about 1952.
Timaru Herald, 4 December 1917 (Papers Past) [08 August 2015]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2019]; Waikumete cremation record (Auckland Council) [22 December 2019]; 1901 & 1911 census returns for Ireland (per ancestry.com.au) [23 December 2019]
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