Other names: Douglas George Wetherington
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetCanadaSt. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetNewtown, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetIngersoll, OntarioEast Ingersoll, OntarioNo. 22 General Hospital, Camiers, FranceBellahouston Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow.France & Flanders
Story: Douglas George Wetherington Lucas was born on 18th June 1884, in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and was baptised there on 31st August 1884. He was the son of Andrew Lucas, a Woodman, and Mary Lucas (née Dimmer). By the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at Newtown, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. His father died in early 1912 and shortly after, on 22nd April 1913, Douglas sailed for Canada on the SS Ultonia. He enlisted in Ingersoll, Ontario on 10th January 1915 as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Service No. 675118). He had given his adress at the time as East Ingersoll, Ontario where he had been working as a labourer. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was wounded near Camiers, France and admitted to the No. 22 General Hospital, Camiers on 3rd May 1917. He was repatriated to the BellaHouston Red Cross Hospital, Glasgow on 3rd June 1917 but died as a result of a perforated Ileum caused by gunshot wounds on 4th Jun 1917 and was buried in the north west part of St. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley on 7th June. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial. His mother died in 1920.