103 Medium Battery 1975
Laurie Skinner in Vietnam
3.7 inch Mark 3 Heavy Anti Aircraft Gun - Live Firing North Head Manly
No 53 of 1974 Gun Course - School of Artillery 1974
Anti Aircraft Radar No 3 Mark 7
25 Pounder New Guinea 1944
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GUNNERS MEMORIES
1915
1915~1916~1917
World War 1 - 'The Great War'
Lieutenant R.D. Doughty M.C.
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GUNNERS MEMORIES
HOME PAGE
BIOGRAPHICAL
LIEUTENANT
RALPH DORCHEL DOUGHTY
MILITARY CROSS
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY

Biographical
Introduction
Diary One
Diary Two
Diary Three
Diary Four
Diary Five
Epilogue
Photos





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Biographical Note
from the Genealogical Records of the Doughty Family,
by Laurence Mynott Ward

Ralph Dorchel Doughty was born on 1st October 1891, the eighth and youngest child
of William and Susanna Doughty of Stratford, New Zealand. He went to Australia in 1913 (to work) and at the beginning of World War I joined the 1st Australian Artillery Division and fought at Gallipoli and then in France. He was mentioned in dispatches, awarded the Military Cross and was made a Lieutenant. He died of wounds on 25th July 1917 (aged 25). He was interred in Cosayde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Ralph Doughty was in active service for a total of 2 years and 123 days before he became a WWI casualty. The last sentence of his final diary is a fitting way to end such a record, from such a war hero.

Ralph Doughty diaries were transcribed through hard work by J.M. Webster & G.C. Danvers and the Introduction is by a local historian Murray Moorehead - with many thanks from the members of the Doughty, Ward, and Kivell families.

Transcribers Note.
Some words have eluded us during this transcription and these are indicated ... and our guesses [Gillagan?]. Ralph's own bracketed comments are in round brackets (thus) and our explanations or expansions of his slang terms are indicated in a manner similar to our guesses but without the question mark [thus].

Web site Notes.
The diaries written by Ralph Doughty as well as his photographs, plus images from the Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium, can be read and viewed by clicking on the links to the left.

     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 
     
A Field Battery in Vietnam - Gunner Tiffy
Sergeants from the No. 1 Queensland Volunteer Artillery
Artillery In Action At Heilly France - Circa 1918
Members of 102 (Coral) Battery in Vietnam
Gunner Claude Rubin Winduss (Second from Left) in World War 1

         
         

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