1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Frank Doughty

Contributed by: Pam Woodward, on 2008-11-08

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Rank
First Name Frank
Surname Doughty
Year of Birth 1876
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Maidstone, Kent

Frank's Story

Frank Doughty is my grandfather. He had been in India for 17 years with the army prior to the outbreak of World War 1. In 1914 he was with the British Expeditionary Force which went to Belgium. He was in the battle of Mons. In February 1915 he came home to marry my grandmother but went staight back to the front. My grandmother was 6 months pregnant when, on 8th August 1915 Frank was killed while defending the Cloth Hall in Ypres. My father was born in November 1915 and my grandmother never married again. Frank is buried in Voormezeele cemetary in Belgium.

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