The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Lance Corporal Rupert Douglas|
Name of Ancestor: Rupert Oswald Douglas
Ancestor's date of birth: 1881
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided
Service Number: 304
Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided
Unit: 8 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse (TAS)
Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: 1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): LSGT, Date Effective: 11/11/1917
Murray Page: 574
Contingent: Third Australian.
Ship: St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 21/05/1902
Memorial details: Detail not privided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Height: 180 cm, weight 70 kg (1917). with fair hair and complexion and blue eyes.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: Arrived after the Boer War ended.
Service and life after the Boer War: Married Bertha. Was a farmer at Latrobe (Moriarty) Tasmania. Joined the AIF on 8 March 1917. Served in the 3rd Light Horse in Palestine. Returned to Australia 8 February 1919. Returned to farming.
Name of Descendant: Judith Harvard Slater, Gleenelg East SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter