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Landale, Douglas Blackwood (?–1914)

Douglas Landale, n.d.

Douglas Landale, n.d.

Pastoral Review, 16 November 1914

It is with regret that we record the death of Lieutenant Landale, who was killed in action in the firing line on the 23rd October. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Alexander Landale, of Wandook, Deniliquin. He was born at Toorak, Melbourne, and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took his degree. He received a commission in the Rifle Brigade in 1911, was with the Sixth Division of the British Expeditionary Force, and had been in the firing line in Belgium and France almost since the outbreak of the war. Mrs. Alexander Landale, of Aroona, Toorak, at the beginning of the month received the following cable from her son's commanding officer : — "Douglas killed instantly, 23rd October, defending trenches, suffered no pain, was brave as a lion, set great example - battalion sympathises with you, says you may well be proud of your son; buried -Armentieres, Northern France. King and Queen sent messages of sympathy to you which are acknowledged and forwarded."

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'Landale, Douglas Blackwood (?–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/landale-douglas-blackwood-1181/text1174, accessed 23 July 2019.

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Douglas Landale, n.d.

Douglas Landale, n.d.

Pastoral Review, 16 November 1914