Headstone of George Douglas

George Douglas's headstone at Tournai Cemetery

The inscription reads

266356 Private
G Douglas
Gordon Highlanders
23rd April 1918


Tournai cemetery

George's grave (centre) in the Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension


Tournai allied extension

Tournai Allied Cemetery Extension


Tournai  allied cemetery

The Cross of Sacrifice, Alter and graves at Tournai




Tournai  allied cemetery

View cemetery plan

The author is forever grateful to the farmer who's field adjoins the cemetery extension behind the pavilions in the background of the above photograph. Having travelled from Scotland to visit the grave of my relative William Middleton and that of George Douglas at Tournai I was horrified to find the town cemetery closed at 6pm on a summer evening. The CWGC information site gave no advance notice of this.

Like me, he was aware that the land was the free gift of the Belgian people to Great Britain and her Empire and kindly ' assisted ' my entry , thus avoiding the need to walk through the closed town cemetery.

Thank You

Photographed August 2001

The grave of George Douglas The grave of George Douglas