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Lt James Sandilands Douglas

 

 

 

 

Lt. James Sandilands Douglas (1872- ) , the son of James S. Douglas,  was born in Dunedin, in 1872. He was a master plumber, and was a member of the Dunedin City Guards

He first joined his corps as a private in 1891, and, after passing through the various grades, was appointed lieutenant in 1899.

Lieutenant Douglas was the winner of several prizes in shooting competitions, and was secretary of the shooting committee in connection with the City Guards, and also acted as range officer at the Otago Rifle Association's matches, and won the [gap — reason: illegible] badge in 1898. He was at one time a member of the Alhambra Football Club. As a Freemason he (is) connected with Lodge Maori, New Zealand Constitution, and (has been) a member of the Order of Foresters since 1897.

 

It is possible it was he who formed a committee in response to the disastrous floods which struck Dunedin on 23 April 1923. He may have been Mayor 1921-1923.

 

He married Catherine, daughter of James Mackie, in 1902. They had 3 sons and 3 daughters.

 

He may have had a sister, Helen Hunter (Nellie), who married 1 Jan 1907 Henry Carr, son of Arthur Carr, of Camperdown, Australia.  In the notice, she is the daughter of James S. Douglas was described as of Castle Street, Dunedin.  

 

On 1st January 1907, Helen Hunter (Nellie), younger daughter of James Sandilands Douglas married arthur Carr, of Camperdown, New South Wales, in PM Church, Dundas St, Dunedin. James was resident in Castle St, Dunedin, at the time.

 



 

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