FRED DOUGHTY 1886–1963
All Photographs courtesy of the family
Brother of Harold and George Doughty
Born: 14th December 1886, Edwalton, Notts.
Baptised 6th November 1887 at St. Peter and St Paul’s Church, Shelford, Notts. – residence Saxondale village
Married: 30th July 1913 to Margaret Butler in Sheffield. Daughters Gladys Ellen born Aldershot 25.4.1914, Doris Olga born Oldham 8.3.17, Mary M born Bingham district 10.2.28
Died: 1963 in Nottingham
Age 4 living with father George, an agricultural labourer, mother Sarah and sister Edith 2. Father was born in Kirton, Lincolnshire and mother was born in Corby, Northamptonshire. They were living on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted to village school 24th May 1891, admission number 1010
Age 14 living with father George, 39 a platelayer on the railway, mother Sarah Ellen 34, sister Edith 12 and brothers Harold, 5, George, 2 on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a milk boy.
Family now living in Gilmans Yard, Radcliffe on Trent in a house with 3 rooms. No mention of Fred, who was a regular soldier at the time.
1914 Electoral Register
Living at Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent with Sarah Ellen Doughty, mother.
Military Service before WWI
Attestation: 30.8.1905 in Nottingham
Service number: 1029754
Occupation: engine cleaner, railways
Military Service in WWI
Rank: Corporal – Lance sergeant on discharge (pension record card)
Service Number: 38686
Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 16.8.14
Discharged: 5.5.21 to Radcliffe on Trent
10.08.21: Awarded a pension of 8 shillings per week plus 4 shillings 8d for his wife and two children (40p plus 23p). Degree of disablement 20% due to DAH (disordered action of the heart)
Medals Awarded: 1914 Star, British War and Victory. His Old Contemptible badge below was issued to members of the Old Contemptible Assosciation, founded in 1925. Members, known as ‘Chums’, were regular army men who had served abroad between the declaration of war in August 1914 and November 1914 (i.e., 1914 Star recipients).
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, home of his mother Sarah Ellen Doughty
His father was killed by a train in 1913 and his mother died in June 1926.
Address: Palin Row, Bingham Road, Radcliffe
Employment: out of work following discharge from Royal Field Artillery
Household: wife Margaret and daughters Gladys and Doris, mother Sarah, brother Harold, platelayer, sister Gladys.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Ivy Cottages, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: 65 St Stephens Road, Nottingham
Air Raid Precautions Warden in Nottingham
Household: living with wife Margaret, born 13.12.1892, and daughter Gladys (later married name Pykett) and Mary M (later married name Greatorex)
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.