Dr Charles James Douglas

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Charles James Douglas  

 

Charles James Douglas was born on September 23, 1856, in Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland at Freamemount (the home leased by his father). Charles James (or C J as he was called) was a doctor. Charles married Anna Maud Douglas, his cousin, 5 June 1912. He died on December 18, 1943, in Abingdon, Berkshire, at the age of 87.

Charles was most likely named for his grandfather and great-grandfather on his mother’s side. His grandfather was Charles Magee (1774 – 1848) and great-grandfather was James Magee Sr. (dates unknown).

CJ served in the British Army, as a doctor, and was held as a prisoner of war by the Boers in South Africa.

He was a ships surgeon on a Cunard liner.

In 1919, he helped a wounded IRA man.

See also:
•  Entry in 'The Mavis book'. [pdf] for a fuller biography
•  Report on an incident in Cavan, 1919 [pdf] for details of the IRA incident
•  Envelope related to his time as a POW [png]

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