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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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DOUBLE, B. E., Pte., 5th Northamptonshire Regt. He joined in February 1917, and in the following October embarked for France. Whilst overseas he fought in many sectors, notably Cambrai and the Somme, and in the Offensives of 1918. He was wounded in August 1918, but continued his service after his recovery until January 1919, when he returned home and was demobilised. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
34, Giffin Street, High Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

DOUBTFIRE, H. E., Private, East Surrey Regt. He volunteered in June 1915, and was sent to France in May of the following year. He took part in the fighting at Ploegsteert Wood, Vimy Ridge, Albert, the Somme, Messines and Arras, and in 1917 proceeded to Italy, where he was in action on the Piave. He later returned to France and served in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. He was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
28, Janeway Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DOUBTFIRE, J., L/CpL, 2nd Buffs (East Kent Regt.) He volunteered in December 1914, and was drafted to Prance in the following year, and took part in numerous engagements, including that at Zonnebeke. He was unfortunately killed in action on May 2nd, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
28, Janeway Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DOUCH, W. E., Private, 22nd East Surrey Regt. He joined in July 1916, and after his training served at various stations on important duties with his unit. He rendered valuable services, but was not successful in obtaining his transfer overseas before the cessation of hostilities. He was demobilised in May 1919.
128, Peckham Park Road, S.E.15.

DOUGLAS, A., Private, 20th London Regiment. He was mobilised in August 1914, and was engaged at various stations on important duties with his unit. He rendered valuable services, but was not successful in obtaining his transfer overseas before the cessation of hostilities. He was afterwards demobilised, but later rejoined and was still serving in 1920, at which time he had completed thirty-four years' service.
33, Batavia Road, New Cross, S.E.14

DOUGLAS A. O., Private, R.A.M.C. He was mobilised in August 1914, and was shortly afterwards sent to France. There he was engaged on important duties at Ypres, Loos, the Somme, Cambrai and other places. He was afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, with which he served till he was demobilised in February 1919. He holds the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
33, Batavia Road, New Cross, S.E.14.

DOUGLAS, C. W., Rifleman, 5th Rifle Brigade. Joining in May 1918, he completed his training and was transferred to the Labour Corps. He did excellent work with No. 390 Home Service Employment Company at Dover, where attached to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, he was engaged in the shipment of military stores. He was unable to obtain his transfer to a theatre of war before hostilities were concluded, owing to physical unfitness for general service, and was demobilised in February 1919.
11, Pearson Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DOUGLAS, R., Trooper, City of London Lancers (Rough Riders). He volunteered in February 1915, and in May of the same year was sent to Salonika, and thence to Egypt. He was wounded during the fighting at Sollum in March 1916, and was invalided to hospital. On recovery he proceeded to Palestine and was in action at Gaza, where he was again wounded. He was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, with which he served till he was demobilised in March 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
6, Bird-in-Bush Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

DOUGLAS, R. C., Gunner, R.F.A. He volunteered in March 1915, and later in the same year was drafted to France. He took part in the fighting on the Ypres and Arras fronts, and was wounded on the Somme in 1916. He was invalided home, and after a long period in hospital, was discharged owing to his injuries in September 1917. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
39, Hichisson Road, Peckham, S.E.15

DOUGLASS, W. J., Gunner, R.G.A. He joined in March 1918, and after completing his training was sent to France, where he took part in the fighting on the Somme and Lys, and at Amiens. Later he was transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, with which he served until demobilised in Aprii 1920. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
124, Douglas Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

DOUGLASS, W. R, Driver, R.F.A. He volunteered in October 1914, and in August of the following year was drafted to France, where he was in action at St. Eloi, Ypres, Loos, Vimy Ridge, Albert, and the Somme. He was severely gassed on the Ypres front in March 1918, and sent to hospital, but afterwards returned to the fighting line, and served in the Advance. He was demobilised in June 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
124, Douglas Street, Deptford, S.E.8.

DOUSETT, W. J. (M.M.), Sergt., 22nd London Regt. (The Queen's). He was mobilised in August 1914, and in March of the following year was sent to France, where he took part. in the fighting at Festubert, Givenchy, Loos, the Somme, Arras, Ypres and Cambrai. He also served in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry in the Field. He also holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in February 1919.
4, Frean Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DOUST, J. H., Chief Officer, Mercantile Marine. During the war he saw service in the S.S. "Cynic" and was principally engaged on salvage work in connection with wrecks in the Irish Sea until June 1919. He then went to Messrs. Pedders, Cornhill, Government Contractors, and was en route with H.M. Government Tug "Samson" for China, when the ship was lost in the Bay of Biscay, and he was unfortunately drowned.
"Thinking that remembrance, though unspoken, may reach him where he sleeps."
43, Thames Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DOUTHWAITE, A. H., Pte., Royal Irish Fusiliers. Joining in 1916, he was drafted to France in the same year and took part in the engagements at Vimy Ridge, Beaumont Hamel and Arras. He fell fighting at Bullecourt in May 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country."
23, Lovelinch Street, Peckham, S.E.15.

DOVE, A. W., Gunner, R.F.A. He volunteered in April 1915, and early in the following year was sent to France. Here he took part in numerous important engagements, including that at Vimy Ridge, where he was severely wounded. He was taken to the dressing station, where shortly afterwards he died of his injuries on May 21st, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Great deeds cannot die."
5, Bradshaw Street, Peckham, S.E.15.

DOWDEN, W., Pte., East and West Yorkshire Regts. Mobilised in August 1914, he was immediately sent to France, where he was wounded during the Retreat from Mons, and invalided home. In 1915 he returned to France, and was in action at Ypres, Hill 60, Loos, Albert, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai, and also served in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and was again wounded. He was sent to hospital in England, and ultimately discharged owing to his injuries in December 1918. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
55, Verney Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DOWELL, L. E., Pte., Loyal North Lancashire Regt. He joined in June 1916, and in the following October was drafted to the Western Front. There he took part in several engagements, including the Battles of the Somme, Arras, Ypres, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge and Cambrai, and in the Advance of 1918, and was twice wounded in action. In January 1919 he was demobilised, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
147, Perry Road, Sydenham, S.E.26.

DOWIE, E. C., Rifleman, K.R.R.C. He volunteered in May 1915, and later in the same year was drafted to the Western Front. There he took part in the Battle of Ypres, St. Eloi, St. Quentin, the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel, and was badly wounded. As a result he was invalided home, but on his recovery returned to France, and was again wounded at Passchendaele. He was sent home to hospital, and was eventually demobilised in February 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
19, Ulverscroft Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.

DOWIE, H. J., Rifleman, K.R.R.C. He volunteered in April 1915, and in the following September was drafted to France, where he took part in the fighting at Ypres and Passchendaele. Later he was engaged at Bordeaux in guarding German prisoners. He was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
16, Bell's Garden Road, Peckham, S.E.15

DOWIE, R. W., Gunner, R.F.A. He volunteered in October 1914, and in the following year was sent to France, where he was blown up by an explosion during the fighting on the Somme. He was afterwards drafted to Salonika, and was in action on the Vardar and Monastir fronts, until contracting malaria, he was invalided home. Later he was discharged as medically unfit for further service in July 1917, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
16, Rutts Terrace, New Cross, S.E.14.

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