Michael Douglas, Able Seaman on HMS Shah. He served with the “Shah’s” contingent to the Naval Brigade which landed on March 7 1879, and he is entitled to the South Africa Medal, with clasp “1879”. His medal was sent to him on 23 September, 1881 while he was serving on HMS Brittania.
The 1881 census shows Michael Douglas, A.B., date of birth about 1851, born in Middleton, County Cork serving on HMS Brittania at Dartmouth.
The National Archives record for naval seaman has Michael Douglas, date of birth 03-01-1851 (3 Jan 1851), place of birth: Middleton, County Cork, entered Royal Navy 05 February 1866, Official Number: 54587; later issued Continuous Service Number 35968A.
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