Victor Clyde DOUGHERTY

DOUGHERTY, Victor Clyde

Service Numbers: 3328, 3328A
Enlisted: 19 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sandgate, Queensland, Australia, 7 September 1893
Home Town: Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Mouquet Farm, France, 5 September 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot VIII, Row F, Grave No. 12.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Citizens of Sandgate Honour Roll, Sandgate War Memorial, Woodford Honour Roll, Woodford Methodist Circuit Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3328, 9th Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 3328A, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 3328A, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
5 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 3328, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3328 awm_unit: 49th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-09-05

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Victor Clyde was the son of Robert John and Rose Dougherty who lived at Sandgate, Queensland. The father Robert (aged 50), Victor, and his brother James all enlisted in Queensland within a period of a month in mid-1915.

The father and two sons all enlisted with the 9th Battalion AIF. They all managed to get themselves transferred to the 49th Battalion AIF in Egypt on the same day, 29 February 1916.

Victor was wounded by a bullet and as he was getting into a shell hole for shelter was then hit by a shell at Mouquet Farm, near Thiepval, Pozieres. His brother, James Oakwell [3317], was reported to have been wounded by the same shell.

He was reported missing, and his death was later (July 1917) confirmed to be on 5 September 1916. His remains were subsequently found in 1919 and reinterred in the Courcelette British Cemetery.