George Archibald Docherty likeness

Able Seaman George Archibald Docherty

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

George Archibald Docherty does not have a grave picture. If you have one, please link to it in the comments section.





Personal details

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.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 285 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge


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




Tube Worker in the Union Tube Works


24 / DOB - 31/05/1891

Buried / Remembered

Helles Memorial, Turkey

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts. However, the difficult terrain and stiff Turkish resistance soon led to the stalemate of trench warfare. The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave. The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who were lost at sea, in one of the troopships sunk off Gallipoli. Over 20,000 names are commemorated on this memorial.

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).

  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping  newspaper clipping  remembered at home

Creative Commons License

We have made this information and the images available under a Creative Commons BY-NC license. This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement: ©


There are no comments yet for Able Seaman George Archibald Docherty. Be the first to leave one.

Do you have any information about or memories of Able Seaman George Archibald Docherty that you would like to share?

Or even if you would just like to leave a message to say you've been here, please leave a comment below.

*Please note that all comments are verified by a moderator before appearing on the site. All fields are required except links to photos.