Sydenham Gordon Douglas

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Lieutenant-Commander Sydenham Gordon Douglas, R.N. (5 August, 1867 – 26 August, 1928) served in the Royal Navy.  The eldest son of Admiral Robert Gordon Douglas, he was born in Lower Walmer.

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1891.

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 January, 1899. He was Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack 15 Jan, 1901 H.M.S. Skipjack was one of thirteen Sharpshooter class torpedo gunboats.

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 19 September, 1904.

Douglas died "suddenly" at 46 Westbourne, Tee of a cerebral hemorrhage.

The Reviewer of Douglas's estate informed the Navy that Douglas "had become a lunatic".

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