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WORLD WAR 1
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DAINTON

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DANGERFIELD

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DeBLAQUIERE

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DENT-YOUNG

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DOUDNEY

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DOUGLAS

William Sholto

[Major on SDGW] Captain, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 14th November 1914. Aged 39. Son of Colonel and Mrs. Douglas, of Lansdown House, Lansdown, Bath. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 4. Also listed on the Lord's Members World War 1 War Memorial.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

DOUGLAS, WILLIAM SHOLTO, Major, R.E., of the Headquarters Staff, only s. of Col. John Charles Douglas, of Lansdowne House, Bath, late Worcester Regt., and nephew of General Sir Charles Douglas, Chief of the Imperial General Staff ; b. St. Peter's, Jersey, 18 Sept. 1875 ; educ. Bath College ; joined the Royal Engineers as 2nd Lieut. 22 Oct. 1895 ; promoted Lieut. 22 Oct. 1898, Capt. 22 Oct. 1904, and Major, 30 Oct. 1914 ; was attached to the Egyptian Army, 1898 ; served with the Nile Expedition, 1899 (Egyptian medal and clasp), and in the South African War, 1899-1900, being present during the operations in the Orange Free State, including the actions at Wittebergen (1 to 19 July), where he was slightly wounded while destroying arms (Queen's medal with two clasps). On his return home at the end of 1900 he was specially employed in the Intelligence Department at Headquarters, and from Aug. 1910, to 28 May, 1912, he was Assistant Director of Army Signals (2nd Division) at Aldershot, when he was appointed General Staff Officer (3rd Grade), Scottish Command (29 May, 1914). On the outbreak of war he was appointed to the Headquarters Staff of the 7th Division, Expeditionary Force, was badly wounded in the action at Ypres, 2 Nov. 1914, and died at Boulogne 14 Nov. following. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 14 Jan. 1915. Major Douglas m. King's Walden, Herts, 21 Oct. 1903, Gladys Mary, elder dau. of Thomas Fenwick Harrison, Lord of the Manor and Patron of King's Walden, and had an only child, John Willoughby Sholto, b. 17 Jan. 1906 ; died 13 Dec. 1913.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR WILLIAM SHOLTO DOUG- LAS, p.s.c., ROYAL ENGINEERS, who died at Boulogne on the 14th November, 1914, of wounds received in action near Ypres on the 2nd of that month, leaving a widow, was the only son of Colonel and Mrs. Douglas, Lansdowne House, Bath. He was born on the 18th September, 1875, and joined the Royal Engineers in October, 1895, becoming Lieutenant in October, 1898. He saw much Staff service, chiefly with the Intelligence Department, being a Staff College graduate and a first-class interpreter in French. From December, 1890, to September, 1899, he was specially employed with the Egyptian Army, and from December, 1900, to September, 1901, in the Intelligence Department at headquarters of the Army, becoming in October in the latter year Staff Captain (Intelligence) at headquarters, and remaining so employed till May,1906 having been promoted Captain in October, 1904. In 1910 he was appointed Assistant Director of Army Signals, IInd Division Aldershot Command, and in the Great War he was employed as a General Staff Officer, 3rd grade. He was gazetted to the rank of Major after his death, to date from the 30th October, 1914.

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DUDLEY

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