|Full name||Thomas Alexander Douglas|
|Date of birth||11 September 1910|
|Place of birth||Ayr, Scotland|
|Date of death||6 March 1943 32)(aged|
|Place of death||French Algeria|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Thomas Alexander Douglas (11 September 1910 – 6 March 1943) was a Scottish professional association footballer who played as an inside forward.
Douglas served as a sapper in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and died on active service in French Algeria on 6 March 1943.He is buried at El Alia Cemetery.
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Events from the year 1943 in the United States.
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