FRED DOUGHTY 1886–1963
Born: 4th or 14th December 1886, Edwalton, Notts.
Baptised 6th November 1887 at St. Peter and St Paul’s, 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
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 is employed as a milk boy.
Family now living in Gilmans Yard, Radcliffe on Trent in a three roomed house but 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 – Platoon sergeant on discharge, according to family
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
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.
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 Pykett and one other person (record closed)
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.