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  William Doherty 

Gunner 82789 (1)
4th Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died of Illness,13/06/1917, aged 43

Buried in  St Peter & St Paul's graveyard, Ewhurst
Remembered on :
Ewhurst War Memorial,  Memorial Plaque and Book of Remembrance

William Doherty's grave, St Peter & St Paul's graveyard, Ewhurst.




WILLIAM DOHERTY was born in 1874 (2). He was noted in the 1914 Electoral role as living at Brook Cottage, Woodlands, in Ewhurst.

With the commencement of the First World War, William enlisted in the army, and became Gunner 82789 of the 4th Reserve Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery.

The Ewhurst Book of Remembrance notes that William died of illness whilst at Woolwich on 13th June, 1917. He is buried in the north west corner of the Ewhurst graveyard. His memorial is unusual in that whilst it is recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, it is a private monument. The inscription "In Loving Memory of my Dear Husband" implies that his headstone was commissioned by his wife.

William is incorrectly remembered in the Ewhurst Book of Remembrance as having served with the Royal Horse Artillery.

Medal record card not found. A 'William Doherty' is mentioned in the Death Register for Woolwich for the correct date, aged 47.



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(1) Noted as a Lance Corporal in the Ewhurst Book of Remembrance, as a Gunner in the CWGC
(2) Deduction, aged 43 in the Ewhurst Book of Remembrance



Andrew Bailey, Ewhurst, Surrey