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David Douglas of St Vigeans, Angus (1777- c1855)

David Douglas of St Vigeans, Angus (1777- c1855) Driver, Royal Artillery Corps from 1794-1815. Served 20 years in East or West India Services

The above entry has been added to the page listing Douglas surnames in Wikipedia.  However, there is no entry for this David Douglas. Perhaps this is not surprising, as he was apparently a driver in the Royal Artillery, and so is unlikely to have had a biography written about him.

But who was he? Can anyone throw any light on him?

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