Lieutenant Henry Edward Manning Douglas

Royal Army Medical Corps

11th December 1899
Lieutenant Henry Edward Manning Douglas VC
     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.

    This young 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.



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