The Doggart Family Genealogy

James Doggart

James “Jimmy” DoggartAge: 61 years19231984

Name
James “Jimmy” Doggart
Given names
James
Nickname
Jimmy
Surname
Doggart
  1. Generation 1
    1. James “Jimmy” Doggart

      James “Jimmy” Doggart, son of Hugh Doggart and Catherine Thompson, was born on September 6, 1923 in Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland and died on November 3, 1984 in Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England at the age of 61.

      James “Jimmy” Doggart had 1 child.

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Birth September 6, 1923 40
Death of a sisterAgnes Doggart
November 29, 1933 (Age 10 years)

Burial of a sisterAgnes Doggart
December 1, 1933 (Age 10 years)
Cemetery: Dundonald
Military
No. 1 Company, 3rd Battalion Irish Guards
about 1943 (Age 19 years)

Note: According to Diane from ww2guards.com he was in No. 1 Company, 3rd Battalion Irish Guards for the du…
Death of a fatherHugh Doggart
February 26, 1971 (Age 47 years)

Burial of a fatherHugh Doggart
March 1, 1971 (Age 47 years)
Cemetery: Dundonald
Burial of a motherCatherine Thompson
March 24, 1977 (Age 53 years)
Cemetery: Dundonald
Death November 3, 1984 (Age 61 years)
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James DoggartJames “Jimmy” Doggart
Birth: September 6, 1923 40Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: November 3, 1984Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England
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Birth: September 6, 1923 40Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: November 3, 1984Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England
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James DoggartJames “Jimmy” Doggart
Birth: September 6, 1923 40Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland
Death: November 3, 1984Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England
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According to Diane from ww2guards.com he was in No. 1 Company, 3rd Battalion Irish Guards for the duration of the war, and later when the 2nd and 3rd Bns were disbanded, he would have served the rest of his career with the 1st Bn. He is mentioned in Cornelius Ryan's book A Bridge Too Far and was one of the contributors/interviewees to the research. The following are quotes from books... Lance Corporal James Doggart's tank was hit. "I don't remember seeing or hearing the explosion," he says. "I was suddenly flat on my back in a ditch with the tank leaning over me. I had a Bren gun across my chest and next to me was a young lad with his arm nearly severed. Nearby, another of our men was dead. The tank was on fire and I don't recall seeing any of the crew get out." With the Typhoons firing only yards away from them, the British infantry men grimly began to dig out the Germans from their hidden trenches. Lance Corporal Doggart had escaped from the ditch where he landed when his tank was hit. He raced across the road and jumped into an empty enemy slit trench. "At the same moment, two Germans--one a young fellow without a jacket, the other a tough-looking bastard of about thirty-- jumped in after me from the opposite direction," Doggart says. Without hesitating, Doggart kicked the older German in the face. The younger man, immediately cowed, surrendered. Covering both with his rifle, Doggart sent them marching back along the road "with streams of other Germans, all running with their hands behind their heads. Those that were too slow got a fast kick in the backside." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Market_Garden http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnhem_road_bridge
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