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Francis Wingfield "Frank" Douglass (15 July 1875 – 20 September 1972) was a South African international rugby union player. Born in Grahamstown, he attended St. Andrew's College before playing provincial rugby for Eastern Province. He made his only Test appearance for South Africa during Great Britain's 1896 tour. He played as a forward in the 1st Test of the series, an 8–0 South Africa loss. Douglass died in 1972 at the age of 97.

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Francis Wingfield Douglass, Major, Scots Fusiliers (21st Foot) commissioned 4 Dec 1863, promoted major 23rd January 1883. Son of Arthur Douglass.
Francis Wingfield Douglass: On leaving (St Andrews) served two years in the Customs Office, since that a farmer. Major, Scots Fusiliers (21st Foot) 1891. Served six months at Lieutenant in Gorringe's Flying Column 1901, first in E Squadron and then in the Scouts, and afterwards as private in the Fort Brown Troop of the C.D.F.


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