|Memorial .||Limerick (King'S Island) Military Cemetery|
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Family :Married at St. John the Evangelist on 4th June 1912 to Gladys Isabelle Louisa, nee Samuel.
Education & Career :Kelly's Directory Douglas George Wearing LDS.Eng. Dental surgeon 125 Main Rd. Belvedere Kent. Also had a practice in Sidcup Kent
Unit : Royal Army Medical Corps
Action : Natural Causes
Douglas signed up for service on the 15th January 1916 according to his Short Service Attestation. He was 31 and recorded as a Dental Surgeon and residing at 2 Walton Road, Sidcup. He was assigned to the A Depot of the Royal Garrison Artillery (a Siege Battery) and his regimental number 79500 and was a Private.
He took an Artillery Course in "Plotting Observation of Fire" at some stage in the following year and was promoted with alarming speed. Gunner: May 1916, Bombardier/Corporal by July,and Acting Sergeant by August 1916. On the 29th August he was discharged at Shoreham-by-Sea on appointment to a temporary commission. He had spent 256 days in the ranks.
Reported to have died at Barringtons Hospital, Limerick, from influenza pneumonia 7 days certified, which is confirmed by probate: WEARING, Douglas George of 2 Walton Road, Sidcup, Kent captain R.A.M.C., died 11 November 1918 at Barrington Military Hospital, Limerick, Ireland. Administration, London 25 April to Gladys Isabelle Louisa Wearing, widow. Effects £1465 1s 4d.
Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from the Spanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Shirley Woolmer No. 2530 E.C.||West Kent|
|Joined :||Camden Place No. 3042 E.C.||West Kent|
6th February 1907
5th March 1907
3rd December 1907
Joined Shirley Woolmer Lodge No. 2530 on 16th November 1909 from Camden Place Lodge. He died in the service of both Lodges, one stating that he "Died on Active Service"
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Researcher : Tom Burnell