Sunday 13 January 2013

Private Joseph Henry Doughty

Born on 24 December 1895 in Dover, Kent, England - son of John and Elizabeth Doughty - brother of Mrs. Lilian Matthews, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as sister, trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served one year with the 25th Regiment, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, light complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 19 November 1915 (number 189455) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for this image of Pte. Doughty).

(Updated with a photo of Pte Doughty's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a native of Dover, Kent, England, J H Doughty is likely remembered over there by the Dover War Memorial Project run by Marilyn (Maggie) Stephenson-Knight since 2006. Worth you checking, and if not there, be sure to tell them.
The project has followed up on the names on the town war memorial and worked to get others added as they turn up.