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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]


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.


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]


===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.


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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