DOUGLAS, Joseph Simpson
(Service number 78234)

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Date 9 November 1897 Place of Birth Belfast, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o S. Jones, Fairle
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. S. DOUGLAS (mother), Marchwiel Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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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
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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 [23 December 2019]

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