Monday, March 1, 2010

Private Ed. Dougherty - 140061

According to his attestation papers dated July 28, 1915 at Toronto, Edward Dougherty was born on October 14, 1893 in Darwen, Lancashire, England.  He listed his father Hugh Dougherty, Burlington Road, Mimico as his next of kin.  He was a clerk and had 1 year previous military experience with the 33rd East Lancashire Regiment, and was an active member of the 9th M.H. (Mississauga Horse?).  He was 21 years and 9 months of age and stood 5 feet 5 inches in height.  He had blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion.  He was a member of the Church of England.

He was a Private in the 3rd Battalion, "A" Company, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he was killed on October 8, 1916 during an attack on enemy trenches in Courcelette.  He was buried in the Adanac Military Cemetery in Miraumont, France.  According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website he was the son of of Hugh and Ann Dougherty, 110 Lake Shore Rd., Mimico Beach, Ontario.

Courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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