Brunton, Douglas

Captain Douglas Brunton. 2nd Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action at Reutel on 9th October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

  • Born in Upper Hamilton Terrace, London
  • Birth registered in 2nd quarter of 1889 in Marylebone, London
  • Son of Hubert Brunton (d. 24th July 1915) and Edith Eugenie Brunton (nee Mavor)
  • Attended private boarding school in Dover (1901 census)
  • Admitted in to the HAC in 1907
  • Regimental number was 24
  • Rank of Serjeant prior to commission
  • Lived at 90 Lauderdale Mansions, Maida Vale, Middlesex
  • Commissioned as Second Lieutenant on 15th December 1914
  • Went overseas as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion on 26th December 1914
  • Promoted to Lieutenant on 19th June 1915
  • Promoted to Captain on 11th August 1915
  • Left unit on 14th July 1916 and returned to Dover from Boulogne on 17th July 1916 due to hernia in right groin (“of the congenital type”, “appeared three months ago”), varicocele and dental caries.
  • Operation to correct hernia and varicocele on 22nd July 1916
  • Proceedings of a Medical Board at The War Office on 21st October 1916 – He has recovered from both operations for hernia and varicocele. He requires further treatment for teeth, which can be done whilst he is performing duty at home.
  • Proceedings of a Medical Board at Caxton Hall SW on 7th December 1916 – An attack of gastric influenza has retarded complete restoration to health. Dental treatment completed. Should remain on the General service at Home for another month.
  • Proceedings of a Medical Board on 8th January 1917 – Hernia right. Varicocele. Left. Dental caries. He is now fit for general service.
  • Went overseas with the 2nd Battalion on 28th April 1917
  • Killed in action at Reutel on 9th October 1917
  • Aged 28
  • No known grave
  • Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
  • Panel 7


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