After attending East Norwood High Schools Doug has awarded a scholarship (sporting) to Prince Alfred College where he did his Intermediate Examination.
Like his brother, Doug's sporting ability was notable and he played League Football for Norwood as well as District Cricket.
From school he worked as a window dresser and ticket writer at John Martins, Adelaide before being conscripted into the Army. He later joined the Airforce and went to England where he was a Navigator/bomb aimer on Lancasters which had a crew of 9. He was away for two and a half years and wrote every day to his wife Lola. He left with dark wavy hair and returned with much of it grey and to see his son Warren for the first time.
Subsequent to the War he had trouble settling down as happened to many service personnel and he worked as a traveller for Gordon and Gotch, Adelaide and the Heinz Company and later managed a footwear business.
He later worked at Melbourne where he managed a Holden car dealership.
Married«/b» twice : 1st: «b»Lola Fuss, «/b»2nd: «b»Betty Sunman«/b».
Death«/b»: He died suddenly at Melbourne in 1974 having been at Perth with his second wife. «b»