Sunday 13 January 2013

Private Lyle George Dougherty

Born on 14 April 1898 in Westmeath Township, Ontario - son of Robert and Sarah Dougherty, Beachburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Beachburg, Ontario, trade as high school student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, weight of 145 pounds, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 15 May 1916 (number 788641) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Dougherty'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...

Ken..thank you...Lyle Dougherty was my here