Richard Dockery was the younger son of Richard and Annie Dockerty of 23 Field Terrace, Mamble Road, Wollaston and attended Enville Street Council School. He worked for the Stourbridge Galvanising Co. and enlisted in May 1915. He joined the Gloucesters and was posted to the 14th Battalion in the 35th Division. They entered the front line for the first time at the start of the Battle of the Somme and returned for the fighting at Delville Wood. Private Richard Dockerty died of wounds on the 23rd July 1916. He was 20 years of age and is buried in Carnoy Cemetery (H 25) and commemorated on the Stourbridge, St. Thomas's church and the former Enville Street School Memorials. His brother, Richard, was killed in action on the 7th July.
Stourbridge Enville St. School
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