YOUNGER SON OF JOHN PATTEN MACDOUGALL, OF GALLANACH, ARGYLLSHIRE, AND CLYDEBANK HOUSE, GREENOCK, WRITER TO THE SIGNET, AND HELEN ISABEL PATTEN MACDOUGALL. WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED IN 1915 IN FLANDERS, WHEN IN COMMAND OF THE MACHINE GUNS OF HIS REGIMENT AT THE SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES. WINNER OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIP CUP AND MEDAL 1909.
His parents lived at Gallanach taking the name MacDougall of Gallananch as requested by a previous ancestor. Charles had a brother and two sisters. One sister, survived to inherit Gallanach, but chose not to take the name MacDougall during her tenure of the estate. The name survivies in Greenock today through the solicitors Patten & Prentice