Company Sergeant Major John Douglas,D.C.M.

Company Sergeant Major John Douglas D.C.M. Depot ,Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died at Craigleith Hospital on 6th December 1918, aged 23, and is buried in Greenlaw Kirkyard. He was the son of Anthony and Robina Douglas of Rumbeltonlaw, Greenlaw. He was awarded his D.C.M for his actions on 17th April 1918 and the Citation reads as follows.” For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on all occasions. He led his platoon in action with great courage and ability, organised bombing parties to clear hostile dug-outs, and by his energy and good leadership greatly contributed to the success of the operations.”    

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