Laid to rest at the Field of Honour


Born: 1881, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Died: 24th June 1919; age: 38; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Date: 8th May 1909.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 1488.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Discharged: 21st June 1916.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Silver War Badge.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1881   14, Portland Street, Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Bernard Docherty, 41, born Ayr, Ayrshire.

Mary Docherty (nee Guthrie), 38, born Prestwick, Ayrshire.

William Guthrie Docherty, 15, a Plumber’s Apprentice, born  Prestwick.

Mary Docherty, 14, a General Servant, born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Jane Manson Docherty, 12, born Glasgow.

David Elliot Docherty, 7, Troon.

Helen Docherty, 5, Troon.


1891   14, Portland Street, Ayrshire, Scotland.


Charles was 12 years old and living with his father & siblings.

Bernard, 51.

Jane, 22.

Helen, 15.

David, 17.

Andrew Guthrie Docherty, 9, born Troon.

John Docherty, 7, born Elderslie, Renfrewshire.

1 lodger.


In 1891, Charles’s mother, Mary was visiting the Guthrie family at Victoria Cottage, Sandgate, Monkton & Prestwick.


1911   21, Westcombe Hill, East Greenwich, S.E.

Charles was 30 years old, a Ship’s Joiner. He was living with his sister, brother-in-law and nieces.

David Graham Downie, 45, a Mechanical Engineer – London County Council Tramways Generating Station, born Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

Jane Manson Downie (nee Docherty), 42.

Mary Isabella Downie, 17, a Clerk – Diamond Merchant, born Streatham. London.

Jane McDonald Downie, 15, a Clerk – Cigarette Merchant, born Streatham, London.

Helen Rose Downie, 13, born Streatham, London.

Margaret Downie, 8, born Streatham, London.

Edwina Alberta Downie, 11 months, Streatham, London.

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