Douglas James Neill Scotland

Biography of Douglas James Neill

Douglas J Neil
Douglas J Neil

Pilot Officer Douglas James Neill, RAFVR, was born in Forfar and educated at Blairgowrie High School. He matriculated in 1936 to study Engineering at the University, where he joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

Neill was mobilised at the outbreak of the war as a Sergeant Pilot, and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in June 1940. He died on 30 September that year in an accident in the Scottish Borders.


Douglas James Neill
Born 20 October 1918, Forfar, Scotland.
Died 30 September 1940.
GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1936-39;
University Link: Student
Father's Details: James Neill; Surveyor
War Service: Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Blairgowrie Cemetery, Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 16th Jan 2013

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