Ref NoD4769
TitleArnold Harry Doughty (1882-1971): papers
CreatorDoughty, Arnold Henry, 1882-1971, soldier, of Normanton, Derbyshire
Organsation TypeFamily, Estate and Personal Papers - Personal
Organsation Sub-TypeMilitary personnel
DescriptionPapers of Arnold Henry Doughty, including correspondence with his family while in active service in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I, and relating to his experiences as a prisoner of war in Munster, Germany, 1918-1919.
Extent108 items
Administrative HistoryArnold Henry Doughty (known as Harry) was born in 1882, the second son of John James Doughty J P (1845-1925) and his wife Mary Ellen (nee Crabtree) of Normanton-by-Derby. He had three siblings: Beatrice Helena (known as Trissy), who married Herbert Dixon; John Frederick (known as Fred), who married Bertha Potter; Kenneth William (known as Ken), who married Edith Smart.

John James Doughty (1845-1925) worked for the Midland Railway Company, being their Chief Accountant between 1897 and 1904. Harry Doughty also joined the Midland Railway Co in July 1898, but in 1903 he moved to Gascoyne's Stained Glass Company in Nottingham where he also attended the Art School.

As the only unmarried member of the family, Harry Doughty enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in 1914 and served in 1st 3rd Ambulance 59 Division. His service number was 417347. He was captured on 21 March 1918 and held at Munster I Prisoner of War camp in Westphalia, Germany. He was demobilised in 1919. After the war he married Marjorie Tucker with whom he had a daughter, Eileen Mary Doughty.

In civilian life, he was an enthusiastic rock climber, climbing with H Buckle, G Barlow and WE Steeple. Harry Doughty died in 1971.
Custodial HistoryDonated to Derbyshire Record Office in October 1997
LanguageEnglish and German
TermPrisoners of War
First World War (1914-1918)
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