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DOUGHTY, Robert Thomas. Pte 200381 9th Yorks.

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The following was taken from the Yorkshire Regiment website

Killed in action 20 Sep 1917. Born in Yarm and living there when he enlisted in 4th Yorks in Aug 1914. He had been wounded in France in 1916 and returned there in 1917. He is included in Egglescliffe’s War Memorial but the evidence points to him as being a Yarm man. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Robert Thomas was born in 1896, the third child of Christopher a bricklayer by trade and Tomasine Doughty and lived in Egglescliffe. He enlisted in Northallerton and joined the 9th battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment.
He is recorded on 4 memorials. As well as Yarm High Street, RT Doughty is mentioned on Egglescliffe, Grangefield School Stockton and the Belgium memorial at Tyne Cot. The Tyne Cot Memorial is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Of the 34,863 names on the Memorial, 492 are for men of the Yorkshire Regiment. His brother David Coatsworth, a tinsmith, also died in ww1.He joined 1/4th Yorkshire Regiment as pte 1063 and it is recorded that his death was killed in action on 25 April 1915.

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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.