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22006   Private Charles Doherty
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/01/1884
Died: 09/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Doiran Memorial
  Doiran, Thessaloniki
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1649202
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.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 19
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Doherty family Lists Charles as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Lucknaw Street, Falls Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists 'Dogherty' family Lists Charles as age 27 living with the family at house 23 in Getty Street, Falls, Antrim
3 Dublin Fusiliers Details of 6th Battalion from 8th and 9th December 1915
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Charles Doherty, born Fivemiletown
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023