6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Charles Doherty was the youngest son of Charles and Ellen Doherty. Charles Doherty was born in Fivemiletown on 28th January 1884. By 1901 the family were living in Belfast. Charles was working as a Machine-Boy in a Linen Mill. His father was a blacksmith. By 1911, Charles was a mill labourer. He married Mary Elizabeth Corr on 16th November 1913 in Belfast and they had a daughter, Mary Jane Doherty. Private Doherty was formerly with the Connaught Rangers before being transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Private Charles Doherty was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Doiran in northern Greece on the 9th December 1915. He was 31 years old.
The Doiran Memorial stands near Doiran Military Cemetery, which is situated in the north of Greece close to the Yugoslav frontier and near the south-east shore of Lake Doiran. It is approximately 2 kilometres behind the village of Doiran and is reached via a farm track after turning left in the village by a large taverna. The Memorial stands on what was called Colonial Hill, and can be seen from a distance and is a landmark.