Alphonse John Celeste Douzans

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Douzans, Sapper Alphonse John Celeste no. 14987

Field Company Australian Engineers August Reinforcements, later 12th Field Company Australian Engineers.

Belmore Road, Punchbowl.


Son of Alphonse J. and Maria Douzans.

Married Florence E. Mudiman 1909.

Enlisted 28/1/1916, aged 29.


Church of England.

Next of kin, wife, Mrs Florence Eva Douzans, c/- Mrs Westheider, Belmore Road, Punchbowl.

Living at Subiaco, W.A. at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 30/9/1916 per HMAT A60 Aeneas.

Returned to Australia 1/2/1918.

Died 1935.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002