Lance Corporal William Douglas

Lance Corporal William Rutherford Douglas, 30th Company, Army Ordinance Corps. He died on Active Service from cholera in Mesapotamia on the 12th November 1917 aged 27. He was born in Selkirk in 1890 and was the son of James and Margaret Douglas of 15 Hill Street, Selkirk and is buried in Baghdad ( North Gate ) Cemetery, Iraq. He had been employed as an apprentice in the Commercial Bank in Selkirk and was branch accountant in Biggar when he enlisted in the K.O.S.B. in Hamilton. He was posted to the Ordinance Corps in Mesapotamia where he died in hospital from cholera in an isolation ward.

Scroll to Top