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Thomas Dougall

In memory of:

Lieutenant Thomas Dougall

August 19, 1917

Military Service


Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, London Gazette No. 30308 and London Gazette No. 30466 dated 4 November 1918. Military Medal, London Gazette No. 30043 dated 1 May 1917, British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-15 Star. "Military Medal (France) presented by the President of the French Republic for distinguished service during the course of a campaign."

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

November 11, 1897
Middlesex, England

Enlistment:

October 24, 1914
Galt, Ontario

Son of Robert Thomas and Amy Dougall, of Ealing, London, England.

Commemorated on Page 229 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 21.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • War Diary– Lieutenant Dougall was a highly regarded member of the 18th Battalion and the Battalion War Diarist acknowledged his contribution to the Battalion in the August 19, 1917 entry:

"LIEUT. T.R. DOUGALL Died of Wounds at No. 6 C.C.S. Barlin, and was buried at the Military Cemetery there. His courage and energy had been a source of pride in the Battalion and his work had been of the greatest value, not only to the Battalion, but also to Brigade and Division."
  • War Diary– The 18th Battalion War Diary records on July 22nd, 1917:

"During this tour LIEUT. T.R. DOUGALL rendered valuable service and obtained valuable information by making 3 daring reconnaissances among the buildings in NO MNS LAND. At M.19.a.70.00 and N.19.0.80.70 he searched these houses and German dugouts in the vicinity. 2 of these reconnaissances were made during daylight and from information gained he was able to direct artillery fire on T.M. [trench mortar] emplacements."
  • Circumstances of Death– Circumstances of Death Register: "Died of Wounds"

When in charge of a military operation in the vicinity of Lens on August 17th, 1917, he was fatally wound by enemy shrapnel in the back. He succumbed to his wounds to days later at No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station.
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