ANZAC Day – Our ANZAC: David James Cairns DOIG

Using the UNSW’S website: https://aif.adfa.edu.au/index.html  the school has recently discovered that David James Cairns DOIG resided at 180 O’Hea Road (Street) in 1918. His service records are found below. We encourage all families to search for ancestors who may have served in this and other conflicts.

The link below is of a map constructed by the school using data from the above site of all the men who enlisted from the Coburg area during World War I. You may be living in a house or on a site with a connection to an ANZAC. Please note that there are approximately another 50 men or women who have not been pinned to this map as there was no specific street address in their records.

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David James Cairns DOIG

Regimental number

61964

Religion

Presbyterian

Occupation

Farmer

Address

O'Hea Road, Coburg, Victoria

Marital status

Single

Age at embarkation

20

Next of kin

Mother, Mrs A Doig, 180 O'Hea Road, Coburg, Victoria

Enlistment date

4 July 1918

Rank on enlistment

Private

Unit name

13th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

AWM Embarkation Roll number

23/111/3

Embarkation details

Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Zealandic on 5 October 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll

Private

Unit from Nominal Roll

22nd Battalion

Fate

Returned to Australia 22 July 1919

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)

*Stated to be David James Doig on NR