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The Douglas and Sutherland Family Wartime Records

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:04 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Sergeant David Douglas served in the Home Guard during WWII in the Bower area. He served in WWI in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was injured by shrapnel in the arm.

Henry Sutherland, from Wick, was a soldier in the regular army before the war. He and his family were in India when war broke out. It is thought he was serving in the army there.

Margaret Sutherland, White House Lane, Wick, was Henry Sutherland's daughter and lived in Wick during the war while her father served.

David Douglas was a child in Bower during WWII. He was the son of Sgt. Donald Douglas.


Item list and details

1. National Registration Card, David Douglas. 2. National Registration Card, Margaret Sutherland. 3. Map of Prisoner of War Camps. 4. Postcard from Henry Sutherland to Harry, his son, from Germany, 1944 5. Certificate of Good Service in the Home Guard, awarded to Sgt. Donald Douglas. 6. Humourous Postcard.

Person the story/items relate to

Sgt. Donald Douglas and his son David Douglas. Henry Sutherland and his daughter Margaret Sutherland.

Person who shared the story/items


Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

They are the contributor's paternal and maternal grandfathers, and his father and mother.

Type of submission

Shared at Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, Caithness on 25 November 2023.

Record ID

98523 | NUC002