He was born in 1878 in Catford
21 Ardfillian Road, Catford
Douglas was 38 in 1917, had married Lydia Maria Duff in 1903 and they had 3 children. He worked as a clerk 1st class with the London County Council.
Conscientious Objection during the First World War:
He appeared before the Lewisham Military Service tribunal and was granted Exemption from Combatant Service, but his motivation for conscientious objection is unknown.
He was conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps on 17, April 1917 and served with the 10 Eastern company.
After the First World War:
After the war he moved to North London.
Lydia and he were divorced in 1928 and he remarried.
He was was awarded the OBE for the Civil Division as Financial Offer of the Electricity Commission 12 June 1947.
Cyril Pearce, University of Leeds, Pearce Register of British Conscientious Objectors
Ann O'Brien, Volunteer Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre, 25 January 2017
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