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Byard, Douglas Austin (1887–1915)

members of the 16th Battalion, Douglas Byard is standing second from the left

members of the 16th Battalion, Douglas Byard is standing second from the left

Australian War Memorial, P08421.001

Residents of Hahndorf, with friends generally, have learned with deep regret of the death of Pte. Douglas Austin Byard, in the fighting at the Dardanelles. At first he was reported as being among the missing but later information showed that he had been killed. He was the second son of Mr. Douglas John Byard, M.A., who for many years was principal of the Hahndorf College. Deceased was educated at that institution, and subsequently won a scholarship at the Roseworthy College, which he attended for two years. He was an enthusiastic cricketer and after his school days was a member of the Semaphore Club. As a footballer he was also successful. He was of a lovable disposition, and was popular with all with whom he came into contact.

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'Byard, Douglas Austin (1887–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/byard-douglas-austin-1655/text1765, accessed 25 September 2017.

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members of the 16th Battalion, Douglas Byard is standing second from the left

members of the 16th Battalion, Douglas Byard is standing second from the left

Australian War Memorial, P08421.001