Roll of Honour Private Douglas Mervyn Black

Service number 5652
Rank Private
Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Service Australian Army
Collection ID RCDIG1068853
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 05 November 1916
Place of Death France
Cause of Fate Killed in action
Place of Association Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Bancourt British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

Roll of Honour name projection

Private Douglas Mervyn Black's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Sun 9 July, 2017 3:47 am
  • Wed 23 August, 2017 12:23 am
  • Fri 13 October, 2017 8:40 pm
  • Fri 15 December, 2017 2:35 am
  • Sat 17 February, 2018 10:42 pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

Location on the Roll of Honour

Private Douglas Mervyn Black name is located at 28 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).