Docherty, Patrick (No. 16702)

Docherty, Patrick

Private

No. 16702, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Killed in action on Thursday 30 September 1915

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Loos Memorial, France (Panel 46 to 49)

Ardrossan War Memorial

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Patrick Docherty was born in Kircubbin (spelt Carcubin; spelt Kircubbin in Ireland’s Memorial Records).

Patrick Docherty lived in Ardrossan, Ayrshire and he enlisted in Ayr.  He served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was killed in action on 30 September 1915 during the Battle of Loos.  Prior to the outbreak of the Great War Patrick Docherty had been a seaman.

Private Patrick Docherty is commemorated on Ardrossan War Memorial and in the Army Register of Soldiers’ Effects there is reference to his widow Mary Ann and a child.