Carl James Doughty



Jan 31, 1898

Born in Madoc, Ontario to Frederick and Evaline (nee Fox) Doughty


Dec 28, 1916

Attested into the 254th Battalion in Madoc, Ontario 

Ø      Number 1093176

Ø      Next of kin given as Fred Doughty, father, RR No. 1, Madoc, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist 

The battalion trained in the Belleville area


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Seaford where it was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jul 7, 1917

Admitted to the 2nd Scottish General Hospital in Craigleith, Edinburgh, Scotland while on a pass with a diagnosis that reads Quinsy, a complication of Tonsillitis


Jul 16, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Sep 2, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a group of 83 reinforcements from England and was TOS (Taken On Strength) of the 21st Battalion


Sep 14, 1917

Left the CIBD and joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in Hersin


Oct 14, 1917

Left the entrenching battalion and joined the 21st Battalion in the Suburban Camp, near Villers au Bois, France


Nov 9, 1917

The 21st Battalion was in the support trench near Passchendaele and supplied a large work party to help rebuild trenches.  That work party came under a heavy artillery barrage, killing many of the men.  Private Doughty was initially reported as being missing but his body was found 3 days later and is officially recorded as having been killed between November 9 and 12, 1917.  He was buried in the Wieltje Cemetery.  This cemetery was later renamed the Oxford Road Cemetery.

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Fred Doughty, Madoc, Ontario 

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Evelina Doughty, at the same address

Carl Doughty is also remembered on the family headstone in the Lakeview Cemetery, Madoc, Ontario


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