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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Douglas, Leslie Victor (517)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 25 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 12 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 517            view online service record

397 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Samuel Douglas (father)
397 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 10 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion

DOD: Monday, 10 November 1919
Place: died of influenza and was buried at sea

Brother: Arol Bryce Douglas

Private, 29 Infantry, died from illness, 16 November, 1918, France, aged 28, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Samuel and Elizabeth DOUGLAS, Brother: 2765, Arol Bryce DOUGLAS, killed in action, 7 June 1917. Born Ballarat, educated Nott Street SS, Port Melbourne, 397 Bay Street (dairy produce). He enlisted as a 25-year-old iron worker with his mother at 397 Bay Street, circular from same address. He died at sea from acute influenza while returning after being wounded in the left arm. Buried at sea, commemorated Bridge Street Presbyterian Church.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Claud T Smith and Leslie V Douglas were given a send-off by the Presbyterian Church on the evening of 21 October 1915.

1915 ‘SEND-OFFS TO SOLDIERS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 October, p. 2, viewed 2 October, 2015,

L V Douglas is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016,


1918 ‘In Memoriam Service.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 November, p. 2. , viewed 23 Nov 2018,

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