Hector Douglas

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Hector James Binny Douglas was a British South Africa Police veteran of the South African War (1899-1902) who seved as a platoon sergeant in the Rhodesian Native Regiment during the East African campaign of the First World war. Records indicate that the nature of his recruitment was 'special' and he was one of the very few Europeans in that category not seconded from the Native Affairs department. This might be explained by the fact, as a trader, he almost certainly had some ability to speak an African language and, of course, his previous military experience and police contacts would have been relevant.

The son of Binny Douglas and Mary Armstrong, he was born on 28th November 1874.

Hector married Phyllis Fernie. They had a son, William Alexander Binny "Alec" Douglas in 1929.

An engineer in 1929, he was curator of the Mazoe Dam in S. Rhodesia in 1932.

Hector died in May 1935.



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