This page was last updated on 07 November 2015

Click here to 
Print this page

Biography finder

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

 

 

Index of first names

Colonel Henry Percy Douglas-Willan

 

 

This article is a stub

WILLAN, Colonel Henry Percy Douglas, 1902; Assistant Inspector of Remounts, Dublin, from 1902; b. 26 Sept. 1848. Entered 4th Hussars, 1867; Captain 1st Dragoon Guards, 1879; Major, 1882; Lieut. -Col. 1892; retired, 1894; served Zulu War, 1879 (medal with clasp). Address: Remount Dept., Dublin. Died 4 Nov. 1912.

May 1879   The remaining two troops of the left wing, under Captain Douglas Willan, returned to hold the post at Rorke's Drift.  May 1879

July 1879   Lord Chelmsford had been replaced as commander in chief by Sir Garnet Wolseley, who on arrival, claimed Captain Douglas Willan with "A' troop KDG as his personal escort, retaining them for the whole of his time in Zululand, and subsequently as far as Pretoria.

Captain Henry Percy Douglas-Willan, 1st Dragoon Guards:  Handed a Squadron at Rorke’s Drift, Making frequent raids into Zululand, until the arrival of Sir Garnet Wolseley. Marched to Ulundi with Sir Garnet, his troop forming the personal escort of the General from the time he entered until he quitted Zululand, and afterwards as far as Pretoria. He took part in several expeditions after the King.

1890-1894, Commanding Office, 1st Kings Dragoon Guards

Extract from the London Gazette dated 17/7/1894. 1st Dragoon Guards under Major R C B Laurence to be Lt. Colonel vice Douglas Willan placed on half pay dated 16/6/94

The following is thought to refer to the Victoria College, Jersey, school record.

DOUGLAS-WILLAN

Douglas-Willan, H.P., 827, entrance 2nd term 1863
Henry Percy. Son of J.C. Douglas-Willan. Left 1866. Entered the army (4th HUssars). Transferred to K. Dragoon Guards 1879. Served in Zulu and Boer Wars. Retired 1899. C.B. 1902. Asst. Director of Remounts, Sn. Command 1905. Lived at Andover. Died 1912.

Douglas-Willan, J, 895, entrance 3rd term 1864
John. Son of J. Douglas-Willan, 3 Windsor Crescent. Brother of 827.

Buried: Bampton Parish Churchyard (Exact place of burial unmarked), Bampton, Devon, England

Grandson- Major Walter Douglas-Willan

Contributions to this page would be very welcome

 

Errors and Omissions

We are looking for your help to improve the accuracy of The Douglas Archves

If you spot errors, or omissions, then please do let us know.


The Forum

If you have met a brick wall with your research, then posting a notice in the Douglas Archives Forum may be the answer. Or, it may help you find the answer!

You may also be able to help others answer their queries.

Visit the Douglas Archives Forum.

What's New?

We try to keep everyone up to date with new entries, via our What's New section on the home page.

We also use the blog to keep researchers abreast of developments in the Douglas Archives.


Back to top

 



The content of this website is a collection of materials gathered from a variety of sources, some of it unedited.

The webmaster does not intend to claim authorship, but gives credit to the originators for their work.

As work progresses, some of the content may be re-written and presented in a unique format, to which we would then be able to claim ownership.

Discussion and contributions from those more knowledgeable is welcome.

Contact Us

Last modified: Wednesday, 18 July 2018