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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Douglas Jun 22. 29 Replies

I was brought up in the highland orphanage Inverness now closed,is there anybody out there know of this place  Continue


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William Douglas replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"In the garden of the Highland Orphanage, Inverness, 1930s [Gordon Shennan Collection, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery]"
Jun 22
Fiona replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello again, I'm wondering if anyone here on this thread who was at the orphanage has any recollections of a particular family.  The Mackenzie brothers from Assynt were there from Dec 1941 until Aug 1945.  George and Kenneth were…"
Jun 11, 2019
Dave McGrath replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"we would love to hear from you Moira.  We have as strong Highland orphanage alumni dating from the Carrol Children's home era.  Our knowledge of the old place is very limited"
May 26, 2019
Fiona replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Moira, thanks for your reply, I'm only seeing it now!  It would be amazing if you could ask Dagmar.  How can I PM you?  I'm new to this site so will try and add you to my email contacts? Fiona"
Apr 11, 2019

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At 8:59 on September 9, 2017, Dave McGrath said…

Hope you are still online.  I found your comment re Carrol Children's Home Inverness.  I stayed there at Island bank road, a much happier experience than many in the previous place

At 5:41 on April 6, 2012, Harold Leduc said…

Hi Harold,

I found the following POW information on that might about your Dad. I guess the best way to verify the information would be to match his service number. If you don't have it you could probably request his records from the UK National Archives:

Name: G.A. Douglas

Rank: Corporal

Army No: 2921926

Regt: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

POW No: 18150

Camp type: Stalag

Camp No: 383

Location: Hohenfels, Rhineland-Palatinate

Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Perth

Record Office No: 16

I hope this helps.



At 1:27 on March 21, 2012, Harold Leduc said…

No problems Harold, I'll contact privately. Cheers


At 2:42 on March 20, 2012, Harold Leduc said…

Hi Harry,

I too was called Harry but lost the nickname when I joined the Army.

It sounds like you were named after your uncle Harold Dixon Douglas who recently died at the age of 94. I visited Inverness a few years ago, but sadly wasn't aware he was alive at the time.  I'm in contact with his daughter.

Good luck with your search and let me know if I can help in any way.




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