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Joe Report 10 Oct 2018 10:59

Thank you for that.
I have found out so much thanks to the work of volunteers but
I certainly wouldn't expect volunteers to spend any cash on my behalf.
Thank you again to all those who have helped.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Oct 2018 15:12

Joe, although we can find title references on line, if you want to discover more about his military service, you’ll need to contact the National Archives.

As the tittle references indicate, his service records haven’t been digitalised. You’ll need to ask for a quote to have them copied & sent to you.
Although helpers are generous with their time & willing to use current subscriptions to other sites, a straight cash outlay is down to you!

If you fancied a trip to the Archives in Kew, you’ll be able to read the records for free. However, the cost of travel, & possibly overnight accommodation, would likely to be greater than the copy fees.


ErikaH Report 9 Oct 2018 14:58

At the National Archives, as indicated earlier

First name(s) George Francis
Last name Docherty
Rank Lieutenant
Regiment The Northumberland Fusiliers
Year 1914-20
Archive The National Archives
Archive reference WO 374/20033
Series WO 374
Series description Wo 374 - Officers' Services, First World War, Personal Files
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records


Joe Report 8 Oct 2018 20:37

This seems to be quite a story. Where can I find more?


Joe Report 8 Oct 2018 19:45

This seems to be quite a story. Where can I find more?


ErikaH Report 8 Oct 2018 14:41

Medal Card

Name: George Francis Docherty
Regiment or Corps: Sco Rifs & 2nd East Surrey Rgt, 39th North'd Fus, Att 13th Norfolk R
Regimental Number: 32222, 32222, 32222

L/Cpl with first two regiments
2nd Lt subsequently


Joe Report 8 Oct 2018 13:24

Thank you all for your help:
I had seen the "trusted page" thank you (and George definitely had the middle Francis (New York census 1940).
I'll try the National Archives.
The search goes on!
If and when I find more information I'll post it here..
Thanks again.
Joe Docherty


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Oct 2018 17:21

Joe - have you clicked on the blue typing in Pat's post? That will take you to the (trusted) page on the National Archives.
You can see for yourself that no personal details given on the precis. You would have to contact the NA to request a quotation for a copy to be sent to you.

If you don't believe that 'your' George had a middle name, there is a link to a straight George Docherty who was a Lieutenant in the The Leinster Regiment.


Joe Report 7 Oct 2018 16:06

That's wonderful, and totally unexpected news.I have no information about any military service
So far as I know, "my" George was born in Glasgow on 2 March 1892 and lived in Wishaw, Scotland


Joe Report 7 Oct 2018 15:53

This is wonderful and totally unexpected news. I had no record of George's military service.
"My " George was born 2nd March 1892 in Glasgow and according to Census forms lived in Wishaw in 1901 and 1911.before emigrating to America in 1926.
Does the Archive give George's date of birth?
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Joe Docherty


PatinCyprus Report 6 Oct 2018 15:16

As an officer I looked into the national archives and found

Lieutenant George Francis Docherty The Northumberland Fuisiliers



PatinCyprus Report 6 Oct 2018 15:11

Well done Joe :-D glad you managed it.

Very little info for you but he was an officer.


Joe Report 6 Oct 2018 14:54
George Francis Docherty.
Does anyone recognise this photo - or help tp identify the uniform?
Joe Docherty


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Oct 2018 09:35

The url is right at the top of your screen. It’s where you could type eg bbc news if you wanted to find that site.


Joe Report 5 Oct 2018 09:33

Thanks for that,
I'm sure I am being thick but having done the above, I don't see the URL.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Oct 2018 17:45

Up load it to your Keepsafe, then click on the photo.
Once you've done that, select 'Share with everyone' under the privacy option drop down list.
Remember to save.
Copy & paste the URL onto the thread. It should look something like this but with different end numbers

If you were to click onto the hyperlink, it'll take you to a picture of daffodils.


Joe Report 3 Oct 2018 16:22

Can anyone tell me how to attach a photograph showing my uncle George Dochety in uniform please?
I knew nothing of his military service and want try try to identify the uniform.