Urmston WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter D. 

John Docherty

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:16th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Dickebusch New Cemetery Extension
Town Memorial:Davyhulme
Extra Information:
Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire in 1899, the eldest son of John & Mary
Docherty (nee McInnes)

1901 Census - 19 Garngad Avenue, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.   Son - aged: 2 -
born: Glasgow.  Head of household - John Docherty - Married - aged: 29 -
occ: Iron Turner - born: Ireland.    Also - Mary Docherty - Wife - aged: 28
- born: Fort William, Invernessshire.    Plus 1 younger brother - Archibald
- aged: 1.

1911 Census - No Trace - probably still in Scotland.

It would appear that the family moved from Scotland down to 29 Chapel
Place, Barton upon Irwell between 1911 and 1917.

In June 1917, the 16th Battalion had moved up from France to the Ypres
Sector and were on work details and camped at the Chateau Segard, near the
village of Dickebusch, SW of Ypres.    The Battalion was providing work
parties to bring stores up to the front line.  Five men from the 16th
Battalion died on the 27th and all five may well have died in just one or
two shell blasts were buried in the Dickebusch New Cemetery Extension.

M.I. - "Gone but not forgotten".

Memorials found on:
All Saints (Barton on Irwell)
St. Catherine's (Barton on Irwell)
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