James Alexander Douglas RFC

1890 Apr 19. Born Maxwell Town, Kirkcudbright

1901 census at Coila Cottage, New Abbey Road, Troqueer

1908 Jan 3 to Jan 9 Enlists in RGA (uses this address, but adds 2 years to his age to get enlisted) Then buys himself out for £10 - an expensive week in the army

1911 census an engineer at 25 Grey Street, North Shields, Northumberland

1915 Jan 12. Landed in France

1917 Feb 18. For Duty with R.F.C.:— Pte. James Alexander Douglas, from A.S.C.

1917 Feb 17. RFC promoted 2nd Lt - Pte J A Douglas, ASC

RAF service record

1919 Sep 22. The undermentioned are transferred to unempld. list - Lt J A Douglas

1921 Mar 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 1845 . Posted to G Coy

1921 Aug 6. Promoted Section Leader i/c Coy Transport

1921 Sep 10 Reverts to T/Cadet

1921 Sep 22 He is removed from the strength, but no reason given. I think is is incorrect

1922 Jan 22 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1936 Apr Living in London W4 (RAF record)

1922 May 18 Payment of £10-11-11 sent to daughter. £9-8-1 deducted, but impossible to read the reason

1922 Oct 15. Arrives in UK from Accra. Home address Beech Grove, Stocksfield on Tyne. He is an Engineer.

1936 Living in London on RAF record


1967 Died Camberwell