Michael DOCKERTY
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 266510
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 21 September 1917
Age: 25
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Michael was the son of Mrs Mary Ann Dockerty, 30 Canal Street, Stockport. He had been born in the town and enlisted there into the local Territorial Battalion. His original service number, 3982, suggests that he did not enlist until at least the middle of 1915. He was engaged to be married to Mary (surname not known).

On 20 September, he took part in an attack described here. He was badly wounded and died the next day. Michael now has no known grave and is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing. He was probably treated at the Regimental Aid Post just behind the British front line and died there. The graves of many soldiers buried near the front line were lost in subsequent artillery shelling during the course of the war.

Michael had a brother, Ted, who was also serving in France and who is believed to have survived the war.

   
           
   
     
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