Private William Douglas

Private William Sanderson Douglas, 1st/4th ( Border ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He died at Home ,aged 44, on the 11th October 1918. He was the son of the late Moses and Marion Douglas and the husband of Allison Douglas of 46 Buccleuch Street, Selkirk and is buried in Selkirk Cemetery. He had been employed as a mill worker when he enlisted in th K.O.S.B as a Regular soldier in 1893. He served with the 1st Battalion before being posted to the 2nd Battalion in 1895 where they served in Burma. He was discharged in 1905 and went on the army Reserve. He re-enlisted in the 1st/4th K.O.S.B in August 1914 and went with them to Gallipoli in June 1915. He then went to Egypt with the Battalion where he contracted enteric fever and return to the U.K. in June 19165 In October that year he was discharged from the Army and died in Selkirk from bronchitis and heart disease in October 1918 ( His brother Thomas also died – see above ).

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