Docherty, Thomas William Coupland

Gunner, Thomas William Coupland Docherty is also buried in Easington cemetery. Son of Thomas W. C. senior and Mary J Docherty of Easington, he served with 251st Northumberland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, a Territorial unit that suffered heavily at the Battle of the Aisne in May 1918. Poignantly, Thomas, a Military Medal recipient, eventually died of his wounds at home on November 11, 1918 – Armistice Day.

He is commemorated on the Easington WW1 memorial and buried in Easington Cemetery.

He is buried in Easington Cemetery, along with Lieutenant,  Frank W. Jennings who was not actually a resident of Easington, but is buried in the local cemetery due to his death having occurred here in March 1916. This followed “a fatal accident of a very unusual nature” as the Hull Daily Mail reported it. He was observing the attempted exploding of an unexploded mine that had washed ashore on Easington beach, only to be hit by shrapnel when the deed was completed. Without any memorial in his home on the Isle of Wight, Jennings’ name was added to the Easington Memorial in 2015.

First name:
Thomas William Coupland
Date Died
Place died:
Easington, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
Easington Cemetery, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK