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Campbell Mellis Douglas
Birth: Aug. 5, 1840
Death: Dec. 31, 1909

Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Birmingham, England, he served as an Assistant Surgeon in the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot, British Army. On May 7, 1867, at the island of Andaman, in the Bay of Bengal India, Assistant Surgeon Douglas was one of a party of five who risked their lives in manning a boat and proceeding through dangerous surf to rescue some of their comrades who had been sent to the island to find out the fate of the commander and seven of the crew, who were feared murdered by the cannibalistic islanders. For bravery at sea, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and is one of only six awarded for action when no enemy was present. He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retired from the army in 1882. He died at age 69 in Wells Somerset, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Wells Cemetery
Wells
Mendip District
Somerset, England
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2005
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