Colonel Douglas Forde Douglas-Jones


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Colonel Douglas Forde Douglas-Jones 54

  • Born: 1846
  • Marriage: Fanny B. Caffin in 1871
  • Died: 3 January 1928, Worthing, Sussex aged 82

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, January 6, 1928

Colonel Douglas Forde Douglas-Jones, who died at Worthing on Tuesday,
in his 82nd year, entered the Royal Artillery in 1866 from the Royal
Military Academy, Woolwich. In 1878 he passed with distinction
through the Staff College, the Commandant, General Sir Edward Hamley,
especially selecting him for employment in 1879 on the International
Commission for the Delimination of the Bulgarian Frontier, of which he
was also appointed secretary. Afterwards he was a Professor of
Military History, and wrote several treatises on tactics and other
subjects. These works elicited an expression of thanks for their
usefulness from Lord Roberts, who was then in India.
Colonel Douglas-Jones served under Lord Roberts and Sir Evelyn Wood on
the Headquarters Staff at the War Office. He was on the staff from
1878 until his retirement in 1903, when he devoted himself to the
spiritual welfare of the Army. He became chairman of both the Army
Scripture Readers' Society and the London City Mission. In 1871
Colonel Douglas-Jones married Fanny, eldest daughter of the late
Admiral Sir Crawford Caffin, K.C.B. : she survives him. The funeral
will be at Charlton Cemetary, Woolwich, at noon to-day.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. His funeral was held on 6 January 1928 in Charlton Cemetary, Woolwich.

2. Resided: 3 January 1928, Earlscone, 52 Richmond Road, Worthing, Sussex. 13

3. He had an estate probated on 24 March 1928 in London. 13


Douglas married Fanny B. Caffin, daughter of Sir James Crawford Caffin and Frances Brouncker Atfield, in 1871. (Fanny B. Caffin was born in 1846 in Southsea, Hampshire.)

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