Patrick Docherty

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3317
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 09.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.16.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 8 Burnett St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Thomas Docherty

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Helen Connor Docherty, 8 Burnett St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Mary, born 19.05.1908, Thomas, born 05.04.1911 & Patrick, born 14.07.1914

More about Patrick Docherty

Patrick Docherty   3/3317   Black Watch

Mrs Docherty, 8 Burnett Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her husband, Lance-Corporal Docherty, Black Watch, died of wounds at the front on 9th Sept.

A comrade writing home states that Lance-Corporal Docherty was wounded and buried under a large quantity of debris through an enemy shell exploding in the British lines.  His comrades dug him out, and he received medical attention, but his wounds were so serious that he passed away after a short time.  The writer concludes with the following glowing tribute :–“He was a brave soldier, and died at his post.”

The deceased soldier enlisted in September, 1914, and had been at the front for a year.  During the time he was on active service Lance-Corporal Docherty was twice wounded.  There was only a month between the previous occasion and the date on which he was mortally wounded.  He was 33 years of age, and was prior to enlistment employed in the shipyard of the Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 16th October 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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