|Captain Kenneth Mackenzie Douglas was born on 10 June
1893, the son of Donald and Edith Sholto Douglas of Eastbourne(1).
His brother was Sir Sholto Mackenzie Douglas, 5th Bt., descendant of
Lt.-Gen. Sir Kenneth Douglas, 1st Bt., the son of Kenneth MacKenzie
and Janet Douglas, who was created 1st Baronet Douglas, of Glenbervie,
co. Kincardine [U.K.] on 30 September 1831, changing his name to
He was a member of Gonville, Eastbourne College, 1905-06.
He worked for the London
and South Western railway and at the outbreak of the war joined the Army
and was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion, the Seaforth
Highlanders in September 1914. Later he was sent to France, where he
was wounded. After convalescence he was transferred to Africa and
attached to the 1st King’s African Rifles (Nyasaland Battalion), and was
He died at Zomba, Nyasaland, on 9 December
1918. He is buried in Zomba Town Cemetery, Nyasaland (Malawi) and is
remembered in Bexhill on Sea, Sussex, war memorial and
on the Roll of Honour at Waterloo Station in London commemorating
those railway workers who died in World War 1.
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Collingham Place, Earls Court, London