In Memoriam: Douglas James Small

Douglas James Small joined Bootham School in early 1905.  At school, he had success in school swimming and athletics competitions.

“Bootham” magazine of September 1906 records:

“D. J. SMALL came in January, 1905, and leaves from the Middle Schoolroom, No. 44 on the list. He intends to be a stockbroker in Glasgow.”

The October 1916 edition of “Bootham” lists Douglas as living in Pollockshields, Glasgow.

By the December 1917 issue of “Bootham”, Douglas had moved to Canada and had joined the Army, in the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment).   In the list of Deaths in that issue we read:

“SMALL.—In July, 1917, killed in action, Douglas James Small (1905-6), of Milverton, P.O., Ontario, Canada, aged 28 years.”

The death notice in “Bootham” may be incorrect as other sources [i] show his date of death as 30th August 1917, aged 25 years.

Private Douglas James Small is buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

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