Robert Percy Douglas
|Sir Robert Percy Douglas, Bt|
|Born||29 August 1805|
|Died||30 September 1891 (aged 86)|
|Years of service||1818–1868|
He was commissioned into the British Army in 1819 and rose to become Colonel of 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire) Regiment. He was Lieutenant Governor of Jersey from 1860 to 1863 and then for 5 years Lieutenant-Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, when he held the local rank of Lieutenant General.
He was given the colonelcy of the 98th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Foot from 1864 until the regiment merged with the 64th Regiment of Foot in 1881 to form the The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). He was then Colonel of the 2nd Battalion in the new regiment until his death. He was promoted full General on 22 May 1874.
General Robert Percy Douglas died on 30 September 1891 aged 87 at The Hurst, his residence in Bournemouth. His third son was Sir Arthur Percy Douglas, 5th Baronet, Under-Secretary for Defence, New Zealand.
A £1 coin featuring the Percy Douglas, a three-masted ship, was issued in his memory.
- Douglas History
- The Early History and Antiquities of Wycombe by John Parker (1878, Butler & Son) - https://archive.org/details/earlyhistoryand00parkgoog
- "98th (The Prince of Wales's) Regiment of Foot". Regiments.org. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
- "No. 24097". The London Gazette. 22 May 1874. p. 2724.
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Arthur Percy Douglas
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