Captain George Amelius Douglas

 

Born:  14 August 1832
Died:  20 November 1900

Son of Commander John Douglas (1797-1884)
 
Date from Date to Service
30 January 1859   Lieutenant in Chesapeake, commanded by George Ommaney Willes, flagship of Rear-Admiral James Hope, East Indies and China, as flag-lieutenant
1 June 1869 24 May 1870 Commander in Daphne (until paying off at Plymouth), East Indies and China

The Plover had lost her gallant young commander, Rason, who was cut in two by a round shot, and whose place was temporarily taken by George Amelius Douglas, Hope's Flag-Lieutenant.

At Bahrem(?), matters did not stay remain quiet for long, and towards the end of 1869, it became necessary to take action there.  The matter was entrusted to Commander George Amelius Douglas of the Daphne, 4, screw, who accompanied by the Nymphe, 4, screw, Commander Edward Spencer Meara, and two vessels of the Bombay...

 

Douglas, (1832-1900) served in the Baltic, Crimea and Second China War. He is listed as Acting Mate on HMS Majestic in 1857, Flag Lieutenant on HMS Chesapeake in 1862, and was promoted Captain on 1 October 1873 (Status was retired Captain). He comes from a family with a history in the Royal Navy. His father, Commander John Douglas, 1797-1884, is listed in O’Byrne’s A Naval Biographical Dictionary and all of his sons served in the Royal Navy or Army with distinguished ranks.

His Baltic Medal, 1854-1855 (LIEUTNT GGE A. DOUGLAS, R. N.) Privately named and cased, was sold with ornate ribbon bat miniature Baltic Medal and an ever smaller version of the Baltic Medal. His miniature 2nd China War Medal is held by the Royal Museum Greenwich.

He is listed on a Douglas family memorial in the Church of the Blessed Mary in Walmer Kent England.memorail to John Douglas



 

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