See DSO entry.
DOUGLAS, HENRY EDWARD MANNING, Lieutenant, was born 11 July, 1875, son of George Alexander Douglas, of Kingston, Jamaica. He entered the Medical Branch of the Service on 28 July 1899, served in South Africa 1893-1901, was mentioned in Despatches, received the Queen's Medal with two clasps, was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, and awarded the Victoria Cross [London Gazette, 29 March, 1901]: "Henry Edward Manning Douglas, Lieutenant, Royal Army Medical Corps. On the 11th December 1899, during the action at Magersfontein, Lieutenant Douglas showed great gallantry and devotion, under a very severe fire, in advancing in the open and attending to Captain Gordon, Gordon Highlanders, who was wounded, and also attending to Major Robinson and other wounded men under a fearful fire. Many similar acts of devotion and gallantry were performed by Lieutenant Douglas on the same day". He was awarded the DSO. He was promoted Captain 27 July 1903, and on his return to England he did duty for a time at St George's Barracks, London. In October 1903, ho again saw active service in Africa, with General Egerton's command in Somaliland, 1903-4, was present at the Battle of Jidballi, and received the Medal and two clasps. He became Major in 1911; served in the European War from 1914, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 1915, and created a CMG 1916, and received the Order of St Sava, Serbia, in 1916. Douglas served as commandant of the Royal Army Medical College from 1926 to 1929, then Deputy Director Medical Services, Southern Command, India, until 1933. Major General Douglas died at Droitwich, Worcestershire, on 14 February 1939.
VC, CB, CMG, DSO, QSA, 1914-15 Star, BWM, VM, 1911 Coronation Medal, 1937 Coronation Medal, Serbia, Order of St Sava, France, Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Medals held by the RAMC HQ.