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Private William J A Docherty

16th Battalion Highland Light Infantry ( Glasgow Boys Brigade )
Service No: 37898

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Robert and Elizabeth of 7 Coats St, Coatbridge. Williams older brother AB George Docherty of the Collingwood Battalion, RNVR was Killed in Action on the 04/06/1915 at the Dardanelles (see index). He had 2 other brothers serving. From the 1901 Census - Address - 7 Coats St, Coatbridge - Robert Docherty aged 39, Elizabeth Docherty aged 36, Janet A Docherty aged 14, Robert Docherty aged 12, George A Docherty aged 9, William J A Docherty aged 5, Edward Docherty aged 1.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 7 Coats St, Coatbridge


Died of Wounds 21/06/1918


Hamilton /01/1917


Insurance Agent with Mr McCreadie in Coatbridge



Buried / Remembered

Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Baillieuval, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was made in March 1918 by the 7th, 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations, but when the German advance began at the end of that month, their place was taken by field ambulances of the units fighting on the Arras front, notably the 31st Division and the Canadian Corps. In August and September, when the Germans had been pushed back, the 45th and 46th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted to the neighbourhood. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery contains 688 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 55 German war graves.

Additional Information

See photos for Williams listing by the CWGC

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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