Private J. Douglas

Private J. Douglas,  1/4th ( Border ) Battalion ,Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in Palestine on 19th April 1917, aged 26. He fell during the 1st Battle of Gaza against the Turks in Palestine.  The Battalion lost 6 Officers and 36 Other Ranks killed or died of wounds. Total casualties numbered 213 and the attack was not considered a success. Private Douglas is buried in Gaza War Cemetery Gaza.  His father worked on Crosshall Farm as a labourer and Private Douglas was working there as a Shepherd on the outbreak of War.

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