The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

September 2022 Blog Posts (3)

Lt Col JSH Douglas, and the Lovat Scouts

In 1944, 500 Lovat Scouts had just arrived in Jasper National Park in Canada to undergo rigorous training in mountain warfare in preparation for an Allied-led invasion of Nazi-occupied Norway.

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Lovat Scouts in Jasper 1944



In December 1943, Lt Col JSH Douglas, assumed command of the Lovat Scouts and after 6 months training in the Rockies they joined the 10th Indian Division with the Eighth Army in Italy in July 1944.…



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Added by William Douglas on September 18, 2022 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

James Douglas timeline

I have made numerous additions to the Douglas Archives today, including a timeline of Sir James's life.


The changes are generally small and include new images.

Please note that the timeline is optimised for large screens, and will not be animated on phones and tablets.

As always, if you have something to add, or comment on, please do so.

Added by William Douglas on September 17, 2022 at 15:30 — No Comments

Queen's 2022 Birthday Honours

Congratulations go to Sarah-Jane Douglass who was apointed a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to the community in Norwich, Norfolk during Covid-19.

Added by William Douglas on September 7, 2022 at 18:51 — No Comments

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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