Capt James Douglas Standen

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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: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • Colonial India
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain James Douglas Standen, MC, 2/9th Jat Regiment, Indian Army. Son of Major James Douglas Standen (of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, and Grandson of Lieutenant General Douglas Standon of the Madras Staff Corps) and Alice Mc. D. Williams. He was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in 1908/9. He passed out fourth with Honours in 1910 and was attached to the 2nd Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment in India. In Mar 1911 he was posted to the 10th Jats, Indian Army, with which Regiment he served until Nov 1922, when he was transferred to the 2-9th Jat Regiment (late 119th Infantry). Promoted to Lieutenant 29 Apr 1912 and to Captain 1 Sep 1915. During the Great War he served in the Tochi on the North West Frontier, in Mesopotamia, Salonika, on the Black Sea and in Asia Minior. He was awarded the Military Cross on 31 Oct 1920 for operations in and around the Black Sea 1919-22, and twice mentioned in despatches (9 Mar 1919 and 31 Oct 1920). He was shot dead while attempting to arrest a Jat sepoy who had run amok at night at Jandola, North West Frontier aged 35 years. He was buried on 23 Dec 1923 in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.
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James Douglas Standen, MC. Captain 9th Jat Regt Indian Army. Great War 1914-1918. Killed at Jandola, Waziristan, 22nd December 1923 aged 35. "I am the resurrection and the life - whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die". The lamp above is given in proud and loving memory by his sisters.

James Douglas Standen

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