Capt Brian Chas O'Driscoll Douglas

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Panelling
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Brian Chas O'Driscoll Douglas, Connaught Rangers and Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force). Only son of James and Eva Douglas, of 96, Inverness Terrace, Hyde Park, London. Educated at Copthorne School and Winchester College. In 1913 he attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. On 30 Sep 1914 he was commissioned in the Connaught Rangers. Transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was given his wings in April 1917. As a corps pilot in France and Belgium he showed exceptional skill and daring, bringing down two enemy aeroplanes in his third week of service. He was transferred at his own request to fly Scouts (fighter planes) and at the time of his death was under orders to leave for France with a squadron of Sopwith Salamanders. He was accidentally killed while looping the loop for the third time at Hounslow aged 24 years. Buried in grave 23 and 24F of the extension to St Leonard's Churchyard, Heston, Hounslow, London.
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Brian Chas O'Driscoll Douglas, Capt Connaught Rangers and Royal Frying Corps 1914-1918. Killed while flying 21st Oct 1918. Manners makyth man.

Brian Chas O'Driscoll Douglas

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