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Jack Doubleday
Born (1890-05-28)28 May 1890
Prahran, Victoria
Died 30 October 1918(1918-10-30) (aged 28)
Indian Ocean

Jack Lindsay Doubleday (28 May 1890 – 30 October 1918) was an Australian rules footballer who played with University and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League.[1]

Family[]

The son of John Doubleday (1837-1907), and Elizabeth Josephine Doubleday (1863-1943), née Naeser,[2] Jack Lindsay Doubleday was born at Prahran, Victoria on 28 May 1890.

Education[]

He was educated at All Saints' Grammar School, in East St Kilda,[3] and at Wesley College, Melbourne (from 1906 to 1910).

He studied dentistry at the University of Melbourne, and graduated Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc) on 20 December 1916.[4]

Football[]

===University (VFL)===[5]

Melbourne (VFL)[]

The University team withdrew from the VFL competition prior to the 1915 season; and, along with his team-mates Jack Brake, Claude Bryan, Dick Gibbs, Roy Park, and Percy Rodriguez, Doubleday was given a clearance to transfer from University to Melbourne.[6]

Military service[]

A qualified dentist, Doubleday enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps on 9 October 1918, and left Australia on 16 October 1918, to served overseas in the Australian Dental Corps.

Death[]

He died of spinal meningitis on 30 October 1918, on his way to the Western Front.[7]

He was buried at sea, and is commemorated at the Chatby Memorial in the Shatby district of eastern Alexandria, in Egypt.[8]

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