This page is dedicated to the Doughertys and their descendents who served in the military
|In early May 2003 while
Tim was entering info into the Dougherty site, he emailed his cousins Beth
and John to ask about a Lyle Dougherty who died in 1917 since it was suspected
this might have something to do with World War I.
John Wright emailed Tim back to say yes Lyle was killed in France and John found a federal government website that contains the names of those soldiers.
In the screen capture to the left you can see the name and details of Lyle, who was killed April 9th, which was the date of the famous Battle of Vimy Ridge - the same battle in which Lyle's cousin, James William Dougherty b. 1890, survived and in fact was awarded several medals for heroism, including the military medal.
cousin lived, and had 3 grandchildren (including the author of this site)
and 5 great-grandchildren ,
Lyle's father and mother were Robert Francis Dougherty b. 1863 d. 1935 and Sarah Crozier b. 1864 d 1915
James William's father was
Alexander James Dougherty b. 1852 July 17 d. 1932
here is a direct link to
the page in the Book of Remembrance that lists Lyle George Dougherty
|It was at Vimy, on April
9th, 1917, that all four Divisions of the Canadian Corps attacked simultaneously
for the first time - the significance of this event was that it represented
the first time Canadian soldiers went in to a large scale battle led by
Canadian officers - previously Canadian soldiers were led by British officers.
The courage of the Canadians was amazing and they were successful in taking
the ridge which previously had defeated the British and French forces.
Thousands of Canadians died in the first few minutes of the battle but
this event is cited by many historians as the moment in which Canada became
a country on the world stage.
- the cost, 10,602 Canadian casualties
|The picture above is William James Dougherty (grandfather of the author of this site) who fought and was wounded in the battle of Vimy Ridge.|
| John Hanham
(Jack) Dougherty b. 1921
- shown receiving his wings
- WWII veteran, was a POW of the Germans
|James (Jim) Osborne
Alice Isabel Dougherty
|In the note Jim sent to
us he comments that this pic was taken on his 20th birthday in London.
He says "I was just out of hospital one month after being wounded in Holland
Apr 8th, 1945 serving with the Regina Rifles"
To the right is the crest of the Regina Rifles
"The Regina Rifles fought
in some of the war's toughest battles. Its soldiers, known as "Farmer Johns"
or just "Johns", were largely farm labourers from rural Saskatchewan and
western Manitoba. They defeated the 12th SS Panzer Grenadier Division,
captured the Abbaye D'Ardenne, took part in the campaign to capture
Caen and suffered terribly while capturing the Leopold Canal area of the
Scheldt Estuary. "The Reginas were an exceptional regiment, consistently
very good at their job," says Copp, a history professor "
|.|| Raymond Vincent Dougherty
served in WWII
son of John Job Dougherty b. 1859 d. 1920
details may be forthcoming from Raymond Vincent's son Neil Raymond Dougherty
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the Patrick Ó Dochartaigh pages - updated 2003 May 10
Main Intro page dougherty1.htm
Special page dedicted to those Dougherty soldiers, sailors and airmen, and their descendants,
who served in the armed forces of the British Commonwealth doughertyswhoserved.htm
search this website by first name www.dougherty.ca/firstname.htm
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