Regiment : 14th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Service number : 21665
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 20 on 23rd July 1916
Buried : Carnoy Military Cemetery, France, Grave H. 25.
Birthplace : Born Stourbridge, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Richard and Anne Dockerty, 23 Field Terrace, Mamble Rd., Stourbridge
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Colin Wyatt. Richard Dockerty was Colin's grandmother's cousin. Additional information researched by The Black Country Society. Cathedral Roll of Honour books researched by Sandra Taylor.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Richard Dockerty was the younger son of Richard and Annie Dockerty of 23 Field Terrace, Mamble Road, Wollaston and he attended Enville St. Council School. He worked for the Stourbridge Galvanising Co. and enlisted in May 1915. He joined the Gloucesters and was posted to the 14th Battalion in the 35th Division. They entered the front line for the first time at the start of the Battle of the Somme and returned for the fighting at Delville Wood. Private Richard Dockerty died of wounds on the 23rd July 1916. He is also commemorated on St. Thomas’s church, Stourbridge and the former Enville St. School Memorial. His brother, Joseph, was killed in action on the 7th July.