Private Douglas Wood

Service number 3969
Birth Date c1900-01
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Albert Park
Death Date 1916-07-19
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Douglas Wood (3969, 59th Battalion) was born at Albert Park, Victoria, about January 1900. He was working as a baker when he enlisted in July 1915. Douglas was killed in action during the battle of Fromelles on 19 July 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated at the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France. A family notice in The Argus in July 1917 gave his age as 16 and a half years.



Date of enlistment 09 July 1915
Date of embarkation 23 November 1915
Date of death 19 July 1916
Date of fate 19 July 1916
Date of birth c1900-01