Kenneth Mackenzie Douglas

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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 Douglas.

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 promoted Captain.

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.



Notes:
1.  And of 33 Collingham Place, Earls Court, London



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