Cyril Leonard Doughty

Name

Cyril Leonard Doughty

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

01/04/1917
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
9517
Honourable Artillery Company
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEIN
Plot I, Row A, Grave 32.
France

UK Memorials

Watford Borough Roll of Honour,
St Michael and All Angels Church Memorial, Watford

Pre War

Son of William and Susan Catherine (nee LOWRIES) DOUGHTY of Watford.

His parents married 1890 at St Luke’s, Dudley, Staffs.  Susan died 1938 in Hither Green, London, aged 73, and was buried 7 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 1939 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 27 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.

Cyril was born 30 August 1892 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds, or Linslade, Bucks, and baptised 31 December 1892 at St Barnabas, Linslade.  He attended first Callow Land Infants’ School, Watford; then Callowland Board School from 9 January 1899 to 11 October 1901, when he transferred to Alexandra School, Watford, from 21 October 1901 to 26 January 1903.  He went back to Callowland Board School, then back to Alexandra from 11 January 1904 to 3 August 1906.  He resided in Watford, and worked for the London & North Western Railway Company at the Goods Department, Camden, London.

On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.  On the 1911 Census, a railway clerk with the L.N.W.R. aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.

Wartime Service

He enlisted at Armoury House, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action.  

Additional Information

Unfortunately, Cyril’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.

Acknowledgments

Sue Carter (Research) and Watford Museum (ROH on line via www.ourwatfordhistory.org.uk)