DOUGHTY, John Henry Arton




From the Toronto Star, 17 Jun 1917




















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The following records have been discerned for Staff Sergeant John Henry Arton Doughty by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.


1891 Scottish Census records place the family of Margaret and Daniel Park at 60 Causewayside, St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  In residence were Margaret's children George William (9), Jane R A (7), and John H J (5).  Daniel was a Brass Finisher by trade.


Library and Archives Canada
Given Name(s): J.A.
Surname: DOUGHTY
Age: 10
Gender: M
Ship: LABRADOR
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure: 1897-06-10
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Date of Arrival: 1897-06-19
Year of Arrival: 1897
Party: Barnardo Homes
Comments: Party of 188 children. Very difficult to tell difference between a capital 'S' and 'L' on this list.
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number :C-4541
Children travelling together: Q97AZ
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Item Number: 46761


1901 Scottish Census records place the family of Margaret and Daniel Park at 42a Fountainbridge, St. Aidan, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  In residence were George Doughty 19), Jane Doughty (17), Daniel R Park (9) and Allan Doughty (Name is an error, should read Park) (1).  Daniel was a Brass Finisher by trade.


1911 Canadian Census records place the family of Margaret and Daniel Park at 210 Gladstone Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In residence was Daniel R (20), and Allen (10) and Ina Doughty (26).


1916 Canadian Census records place the family of Margaret and Daniel Park at 704 McDermott Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  In residence were Daniel Robert (25) and Allan James (16).  Daniel was a Brass Finisher by trade.


1921 Canadian Census records place the family of Margaret and Daniel Park at 704 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In residence were Daniel (30) and Allan (21).  Daniel was a Brass Polisher by trade.  The family arrived in 1911.


Attestation papers were signed 10 Nov 1915 in Kingston, Ontario.  John Henry Arton Doughty was born 4 Feb 1883 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He was an Accountant by trade in Toronto, Ontario.  His Next of Kin was his Wife, Margaret Frances Doughty of 72 Shanley Street, Toronto, Ontario.  He had previous Military experience with the Royal Army Medical Corps.  5' 8 1/2" in height with brown eyes and dark brown hair, he had a dragon and a woman's figure tattooed on his right forearm, and an anchor, a snake and a woman tattooed on his left forearm.  His religion was noted as Presbyterian.


Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that he had previously been reported dangerously ill, and had Died due to a fractured base skull in the 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, England.  His Next of Kin was Mrs. Margaret F. Doughty of 75 Stanley Street, Toronto, Ontario however the 1936 register was returned undelivered.  He was buried in Bear Road Cemetery, Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England.  Plot: ZIF. 110.


Newspaper print from the Toronto Star on 11 Jun 1917 notes that Staff Sergeant J.H.A. Doughty had died in hospital at Brighton, England after having undergone surgery on 17 May.  He left behind a wife and two young children.  He was with the A.M.C. at the time of his death.  The article notes his wife is anxiously awaiting the details of his death.


Veterans Affairs notes he was the son of Margaret A and John H Doughty and the husband of Margaret F. Doughty of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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