Lance Corporal Walter Docherty

Lance Corporal Walter Docherty, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 33, on the 2nd July 1917 and is buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, France. He had been born in Cavers, Roxburghshire and was the son of Thomas and the late Margaret Docherty of Exchange Street, Jedburgh. He had been working as a miner at Gorebridge when he enlisted in the 7th K.O.S.B in September 1914. He had gone to France with the Battalion in July 1915 and had been wounded during the Battle of Loos in September. At some stage he was transferred to the 2nd K.O.S.B. and was wounded twice more. On the date of his death the Battalion were in positions at Oppy Wood near Arras and suffered a few casualties from artillery and sniping. The photo shows Oppy Wood after the fighting.

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