Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Jeffray Douglas

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Lt Col Robert Jeffray Douglas, TD, CMG, (1869-1916) was the son of William and Helen Park Douglas (nee McMath) of Ashlea, Bellahouston, Glasgow. He was known as Jeffray.

On 21st February 1901, Captain Robert Jeffray Douglas, Ashlea, Bellahouston, Glasgow Volunteer Service Company - Scottish Rifles, was appointed a Burgess of Glasgow City Council.

He commanded the 5th Battalion The Cameronians and was killed in action, or died of his wounds, on 3rd July 1916.

He has a memorial in Glasgow Cathedral and in Craigton cemetery. He is listed on the Kilmun and Bellahouston Academy war memorials. His grave is in Bethune Town Cemetery, France.


Research note:

Post Office directory 1906:

Douglas, R. Jeffray (of Robt. Douglas & Son), res. Ashlea, Bellahouston.

Douglas, William (of Robert Douglas & Son), res, Ashlea, Bellahouston ; telephone No. 96 Ibrox.

Douglas, Wm., jun. (of Black & Douglas), ho. Ashlea, Bellahouston.



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