Francis James DOHERTY MC


DOHERTY, Francis James

Service Number: 2359
Enlisted: 10 May 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Regimental Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Londonerry, Ireland, 1882
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (Septicaemia), Sydney, 18 May 1919
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Roman Catholic Section 2, Row 5, Grave 239
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2359, Liverpool, New South Wales
14 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2359, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
14 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2359, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Sydney
4 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2359, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Mar 1917: Honoured Military Cross
10 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 2359, Discharged in Sydney
18 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, SN 2359, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Francis and Susan Doherty; husband of Mary J Doherty of Glanville, NSW. Brother of D. Doherty of 29 Rossville Street, Londonerry, Ireland

19 December 1916 - Wounded in action while evacuating wounded. Gunshot wounds to face and neck

4 October 1917 - Wounded in action, shrapnel wounds to the face

11 January 1919 - Embarked HT Osterley for return to Australia.

26 February 1919 - Dismebarked at Sydney

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Meda, Victory Medal