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Philip Victor Douetil

07/02/1893 - 10/06/1938

Place of Birth:

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Calcutta Light Horse





Philip Victor Douetil was born at Wood End, Cobham on the 7th of February, 1893, the son of Victor Napoleon Maglowe Douetil, Secretary to a public company (brewery) and Ada Mary of King Charles Road, Surbiton. He was christened on the 22nd of March, 1893, at Christ Church, Surbiton Hill.


He was educated at Shrewsbury House Preparatory School - where he was a Captain in 1906 - and then Marlborough College.


After school, he joined the Calcutta Light Horse. In 1915, he joined the 9th Battalion Horse (Hodson's Horse). He was wounded in action in France in 1916. He was promoted to temporary Captain on the 19th of April 1918 and to Captain on the 30th of August 1918.


He was married in Calcutta to Dorothy Violet (née Grinling) in November 1920. He died suddenly at Station Road Bramley Surrey on the 10th of June 1938 and is buried at Wonersh Church Grave 45A.


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