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Doig A L  Driver  12281

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Driver Les Doig, courtesy of the North Essendon Methodist Church.


Doig A L   Driver  12281    Andrew Leslie             10 Field Amb    22    Printer    Single    Meth        

Address:    Essendon, Clarinda Rd, 53    

Next of Kin:    Doig, Andrew James, father, 53 Clarinda Rd, Essendon    

Enlisted:    28 Jun 1915        

Embarked:     A54 Runic 20 Jun 1916


Mentioned in this publication:

The Argus 23 August 1915  "Farewell to Footballers'

Essendon Rowing Club, The Argus,  17 Sep 1919

"Their courage is deserving of the highest praise." : a record of the 10th Australian Field Ambulance in World War I, by James Anderson.  [SLV]


From left to right, Standing - Private C H Morgan, Driver Les Doig, Driver Jack McArthur. 

Sitting - Sergt D Allardice.


Letter from Private Jack McArthur who played for the Fitzroy Football Club:


I am enclosing a photograph of three other chaps and myself. Perhaps you know some of them. C. H. Morgan was a leading member of the Essendon Rowing Club; Driver Les Doig was also a prominent member of the same club, and well-known among metropolitan oarsmen ; he is also a recruit of the Essendon Association football team; Sergeant Dave Allidice is a well-known cyclist of a few years back, and once held the record from Melbourne to Sydney.


GALLANT AUSTRALIAN BOYS IN FRANCE. (1917, November 14). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154545558





DOIG--SELF. -On the 16th April, at St. Thomas's Church of England, Moonee Ponds, by the Rev. J. T Baglin, Andrew Leslie (late 10th Field Ambulance AIF ), youngest son of Mr and Mrs A J Doig, Clarinda road, Essendon, to Gladys Irene, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J A Self, "Rocklands", Steel street, Moonee Ponds. Present address, 352 Ascot Vale road,  Moonee Ponds. 

Family Notices. (1919, May 17). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 11. Retrieved February 23, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1468921


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Essendon Rowing Club

Flemington Branch Australian Natives Association (ANA)

North Essendon Methodist Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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