| At the battle of
Magersfontein, December 11, 1899, when the Highland Brigade was
so terribly cut up, Lieutenant Douglas was conspicuous for his
devoted attendance to the wounded. Under a pitiless sleet of
bullets, he advanced on to the open plain and attended to the
wounds of Captain W. E. Gordon, Major Robinson, and many other
stricken men. His bravery was not confined only to this
occasion, for during the day he behaved as bravely in other
actions in which he was engaged.
Army doctor, son of Mr. George A. Douglas, of Kingston, Jamaica,
entered the medical branch of the Service July 28, 1899, and was
promoted Captain July 27, 1902. On his return to this country
lie did duty for some time at St. George's Barracks, London,
proceeding in October, 1903, on active service to Africa with
General Egerton's command in Somaliland.