FRED DOUGHTY 1886–1963

Fred Doughty ed
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

1891 Census

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

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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

Other information  

His father was killed by a train in 1913 and his mother died in June 1926.

1921 Census

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

1939 Register

Address: 65 St Stephens Road, Nottingham

Occupation: commissionaire

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.