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Douglas, 2694, W. (Belfast) - Black Watch


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In The Scotsman of 7th September, 1916 a list of wounded from the Black Watch included: Douglas, 2694, W. (Belfast) 


Given the connection to Ireland I thought he may be 6th Black Watch. However, I cannot find any other reference to him nor an MIC.


Given his service number he 'should' appear sequentially in the British War and Victory Medal Roll between other Irishmen - Moore, Mulvenna, McGladdery, McMinn and Paisley. Moore and McGladdery went with the first detachment on 2nd May, 1915.


Can anyone provide any thoughts or come up with any information relating to this man?








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Forces War Records has

First Name:
Resided Town:
Report Date:
Listed as "Wounded" on the Casualty List issued by the War Office from the 7th September 1919.
Further Information:
This man was entitled to wear a "Wound Stripe" as authorised under Army Order 204 of 6th July 1916. The terms of this award being met by their naming in this list.
Service Number:
British Army
Primary Unit:
Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

at https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/records/12894488/private-w-douglas-british-army-black-watch-royal-highlanders/




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Just now, dhubthaigh said:

Is it possible Douglas has been missed from the MIC's or Medal Rolls ?

Possibly, but most likely I would suspect that he was re-numbered and the card/roll is only showing his later number. It's not common but you certainly see it happen.



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I fancy he was renumbered 265814, as 2692 and 2695 are either side of that number.
He was likely transferred and you'll need to track him down in another regiments BV&WM roll.


Happy hunting,


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This man is actually William McCullough (alias Douglas) 2694 6th Black Watch. Arrived France 27.09.1915, wounded 1916 then transferred to Labour Corps. Not what I was looking for but mystery solved.




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