A collection of historical and genalogical records
Attempting to trace Douglases who lived in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, I came across the following:
In Oct 1977, The Glasgow Herald reported that Mr James Charleson Douglas, 20 Back Road. Dailly, an 83-year old Ayrshire man, who was married on March 2, 1928 was granted a divorce from Mrs Janet Douglas, address unknown. At the time of the marriage, Mr Douglas was serving with the palestine police. They lived together for a year.
For sale on eBay April 2015:
Pair of Medals with Paperwork and Palestine Gendarmerie Police Whistle To J C Charleson
1 Colonial Police Long Service Medal & Further Bar Sergeant James Charleson Douglas, Colonial Police Meritorious Service Medal Sergeant James Charleson Douglas
2 Palestine Gendarmerie Police Whistle with Handcuff Keys
3 Palestine O.C.A. Key Ring
4 Certificate of Discharge Number 21 Sergeant James Charleston Douglas
5 Palestine Police Old Comrades Association Book To Douglas
6 Palestine Police Letter To Certify That Mr J C Douglas served in the Palestine Gendarmerie from 7th April 1922 until 1st April 1926 when he was transferred to the British Section of the Palestine Police
7 Quantity of Various Letters
8 Copy of article Going Beserk Black and Tans in Palestine
9 2 Royal Mint Boxes of issue for medals
Medals are Queen Elizabeth Obverse Correct Impressed naming so issued sometime after 1953
William DOUGLAS, born in New Deer 27th April 1890, son of James Charleson DOUGLAS, and Jane DAVIDSON.
William was a cook in the British Navy. He married 1st time Miss Josephine GRIMALDI (she died). On the 28th July 1921, he married Rosine SIMONDI in ANTIBES FRANCE. They had 2 children, a girl Suzanne Françoise, and a boy Marcel (who married ???). William died in SANTOS BRAZIL on the 18th February 1929.
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