Captain Richard John Hardy Douglas

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Richard John Hardy Douglas (1831-1913) was a Captain in the Royal Marines Light Infantry and who fought at Sebastopol (1854) and Canton (1857).  Listed as Cornet/2nd Lieutenant 20 Feb 1849, he was promoted 1st Lieutenant in 3rd April 1858. Promoted Captain 2th(?) Dec 1860, he was placed on half pay on 13 Dec 1861

On 16 Oct 1852, he was aboard Leander (50 guns) in the Mediterranean.

He was the son of Commander Richard Douglas, a naval officer and author.


He assembled 'the Splendid and Unique Collection of the Works of George Cruikshank' which was sold by Auction in February, 1911.

Amongst the medals he is wearing in his portrait are Crimea 1 bar Sebastopol 1854 China 1 bar Canton 1857 Turkish Crimea Medal.

On 14th January 1871, he married Emma Jemima Sanderson Walker, spinster born in Devonport, daughter of Captain, William Walker, Royal Navy.  They had a son, John Hamilton Douglas (1873-1957), a school headmaster.

 




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