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Able Seaman George Archibald Docherty

Collingwood Battalion Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve `D`Company, 2nd Platoon
Service No: Clyde Z / 1969

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Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 285 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 04/06/1915 wounds to the back at the Dardanelles

Enlisted

04/11/1914

Employed

Tube Worker in the Union Tube Works

Age

24 / DOB - 31/05/1891

Buried / Remembered

Helles Memorial, Turkey

Family Information

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Docherty of 7 Coats St, Coatbridge. Georges` brother Private William Docherty of the 16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 21/06/1918 (see index) George had 2 other brothers also serving.

Additional Information

Able Seaman J Toogood formerly of the Collingwood Battalion then Anson stated that AB Docherty was killed on the 04/06/1915 and that his body was lying in front of the trench before retirement. It was not possible to recover the body. His own words - "During the retirement on June 4th I saw Docherty lying on his face between Turkish and our own trenches. It seemed as though he was hit in the back for the back of his tunic was covered in blood. He appeared to me to be nearly dead. I never say him again ". AB Toogood was killed on the 13/11/1916. Also remembered on the East United Free Church and Maxwell Parish Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos).

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