1. Memorial:Heudicourt Communal Cemetery ExtensionC. 6.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.121
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour57C GQS

Awards & Titles:

Distinguished Service Order

Family :

Son of Charles Docherty, of Island of Uist, Scotland; husband of Catherine M. Docherty, of 10161, 88th St., Edmonton, Alberta.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Lord Strathcona's Horse 

Action : The Cambrai Operations and associated actions  

20 November - 30 December 1917. As the Battle of Third Ypres closed down the opportunity presented itself for a short but rapid attack on the German positions near Cambrai. Drawing on the considerable lessons learnt at Ypres the battle plan concentrated on better ground the combined resources of infantry, artillery, tanks and air support in what was in part a blueprint for the combined operations that are now a normal part of military thinking and planning. It was at first spectacularly successful but again the German ability to reorganise and counter attack was demonstrated to such an extent that by the end of the battle virtually all gains were lost. British casualties were about 45,000.

Detail : On April 1, 1889, the forty-nine families sailed from the Isle of Lewis, Harris and North Uist in the Hebrides of Scotland to Glasgow. On April 3, 1889, the Saltcoats settlers left Glasgow, Scotland on the steamship ?S.S. Scandinavian? (Allan Line) and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on April 14, 1889. On April 24, 1889, the forty-nine families arrived at their 160 acre homesteads in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Saltcoats settlers also established the nearby town of Stornoway in Saskatchewan. One of these settlers who became highly distinguished is Colonel Malcolm Docherty. He was a sergeant in the Boer war, helping to capture the Boer General Cronje. Malcolm remained in the British Army and obtained a Captains' Commission. He was promoted to Colonel and while holding that rank was killed in France while leading a cavalry charge (?). He had many decorations.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Canada No. 3527 E.C.London

24th April 1917

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